New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s batting partner Devdutt Padikkal has proved his batting iron in the IPL, yet he is not named in the 15-man squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. got involved.
Padikkal is Virat’s opening partner
In IPL, Devdutt Padikkal starts the innings with Virat Kohli for the RCB team. In the 21 IPL matches he has played so far, he has scored 668 runs at an average of 33.40 and a strike rate of 131.75. Padikkal has 1 century and 5 half-centuries to its name. Despite this excellent record, he was ignored from the global tournament.
Padikkal failed in Sri Lanka
Devdutt Padikkal recently went on a tour of Sri Lanka under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan. He got out after scoring 29 runs in 23 balls in his debut T20 International match, when his T20 World Cup hopes got a big blow.
These 3 players cut the leaf
Rohit Sharma is the first name to open in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, KL Rahul has been selected in the squad to accompany him, but Virat Kohli can also start the innings with ‘Hitman’.
Virat is also a contender for the opening
Virat Kohli had opened with Rohit Sharma in the recent T20 series against England, so if the Indian captain himself had opened the innings in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. If so, Suryakumar Yadav or Ishaan Kishan can be dropped at number three.
Less experience becomes trouble for Padikkal
While Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have more experience in T20 Internationals, Devdutt Padikkal has played just 2 matches for India in this format. In such a situation, the Indian team management did not consider it right to take any kind of risk.
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.