T20 World Cup 2021: Shardul Thakur’s surprise entry in Team India, this player was suddenly dropped


New Delhi: All-rounder Shardul Thakur got the reward of a great game in IPL 2021. He has been included in the 15-man main squad of Team India for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on Wednesday.

Axar Patel’s chopped leaf

Spin all-rounder Axar Patel had to suffer due to the arrival of Shardul Thakur in the main squad. Patel was made the standby player, dropping Patel from the 15-man squad. This was announced by the BCCI through its official Twitter handle.

BCCI trusts Shardul

The BCCI said in its statement, ‘The All India Senior Selection Committee after discussion with the team management included Shardul Thakur in the main squad. All-rounder Axar Patel who was in the 15-man squad is now in the standby player’s list.

Shardul Thakur in fine form

Shardul Thakur has won the trust of the selectors with his excellent performance in IPL 2021. He has played 15 matches for Chennai Super Kings so far in which he has taken 18 wickets at an average of 27.16 and economy rate of 8.75. His best bowling figure was 3/28.

Indian team for T20 world cup

Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice Captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakraborty, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.

Stan by: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar
Coach: Ravi Shastri.
Mentor: MS Dhoni.

Team India’s schedule for ICC T20 World Cup 2021

India vs Pakistan – October 24, 7:30 PM IST, Dubai
India vs New Zealand – 31 October, 7:30 PM IST, Dubai
India vs Afghanistan – November 03, 7:30 PM IST, Abu Dhabi
India vs B1- November 05, 7:30 PM IST, Dubai
India vs A2 – November 08, 7:30 PM IST, Dubai
Semi-finals 1- November 10, 7:30 PM IST, Abu Dhabi
Semi-finals 2- November 10, 7:30 PM IST, Dubai
Final – November 14, 7:30 PM IST, Dubai.

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