Quick bowler Shardul Thakur has changed left-arm spinner Axar Patel in Workforce India’s 15-man fundamental squad for the T20 World Cup to be held within the UAE and Oman from October 17.
The 29-year-old Thakur has impressed the selectors along with his 18 wickets within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) for Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK).
“The All-India Senior Choice Committee after a dialogue with the group administration has added Shardul Thakur to the principle squad. All-rounder Axar Patel, who was a part of the 15-member squad will now be on the record of stand-by gamers,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah mentioned within the official assertion.
Nevertheless, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal couldn’t discover a place within the ultimate 15 regardless of a powerful present in IPL 2021 with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He picked up 18 wickets at a mean of 20.77 in 15 matches.
India will begin their campaign on October 24 in opposition to Pakistan.
Up to date 15-member squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami
BCCI additionally disclosed the record of eight gamers – Avesh Khan, Umran Malik, Harshal Patel, Lukman Meriwala, Venkatesh Iyer, Karn Sharma, Shahbaz Ahmed and Krishnappa Gowtham – who will be a part of the bubble in Dubai and help the principle group of their preparations for the mega occasion.