New Delhi: Team India was announced for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on 8 September, but neither the 15-man squad nor the young batsman Prithvi Shaw’s name was visible in the list of standby players. Came.
KL Rahul cut Prithvi Shaw’s leaf?
In the T20 World Cup 2021, the name of Rohit Sharma as the opener of Team India was already being considered fixed, and finally it happened. The real struggle was about his opening partner, in which KL Rahul won.
Kohli can also open
If needed, Virat Kohli can also open the innings with Rohit Sharma, as he did in the T20 series against England on Indian soil. Now Prithvi Shaw’s place is not made despite the three star opener.
‘Golden Duck’ in Prithvi’s debut match
Prithvi Shaw was able to play only one match in the T20 series against Sri Lanka, in which he fell victim to the Golden Duck while opening. In such a situation, his hopes of the T20 World Cup to be held in UAE and Oman had already suffered a major setback.
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KL Rahul has more experience
KL Rahul has scored 1,557 runs in 49 matches of his T20 International career. During this, he had a strike rate of 142.19 and an average of 39.92 with 2 centuries and 14 half-centuries. Prithvi Shaw has played only one T20 International match so far. According to his experience, he could not replace Rahul.
Indian team for T20 world cup
Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma (vice captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakraborty, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.
Stan by: Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar
Coach: Ravi Shastri.
Mentor: MS Dhoni.