BCCI has announced ICC T20 WORLD CUP 2021 INDIA SQUAD.
The most awaited ICC T20 WORLD CUP 2021 is scheduled to begin from 17th October 2021 and the Final Match will be played on 14th November.
The mega-event will take place after IPL 2021 (Indian Premier League).
India will play their 1st match against Pakistan on Sunday, 24th Oct 2021 at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.
Virat Kohli will lead the Men in Blue and the opening batsmen Rohit Sharma will take the responsibility of the Vice-Captain.
As the T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule has been declared earlier. All the matches will be played in UAE and Oman.
Shikhar Dhawan has left out from the 15-Player Squad and KL Rahul will open the innings for India along with Hitman Sharma.
The former Skipper MS Dhoni has been given a new role in the India team for the T20 World T20. Dhoni will play the role of a Mentor.
India Squad For ICC T20 World Cup 2021
After leading the India team against Sri Lanka, Shikhar Dhawan couldn’t make his place in the squad.
Suryakumar Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Chahar, and Ravichandran Ashwin have been selected.
India’s 15-member Squad
- Virat Kohli (Capt)
- KL Rahul
- Rohit Sharma (VC)
- Rishabh Pant (wk)
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Hardik Pandya
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- Varun Chakravarthy
- Ishan Kishan (wk)
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Axar Patel
- Rahul Chahar
- Mohd Shami
Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya will play as All-rounders. It will be interesting to see how Pandya approach as he has been part of the India team as a batsman and has bowled very little.
Yadav makes his debut after a promising display against England earlier this year and then another one in Sri Lanka.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah will lead the Seam attack along with Mohammed Shami
Ravichandran Ashwin will lead the spin attack along with Axar Patel.
Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar are available as Standby Players.
India Squad Standby Players [WC T20 2021]
- Shardul Thakur
- Shreyas Iyer
- Deepak Chahar
India has been grouped with Pakistan, New Zealand, and Afghanistan in Group 2, and two additional teams will be added after the qualifying round concludes.
Team India’s Schedule for ICC T20 World Cup 2021
|24th October 2021||India vs Pakistan||Dubai||7:30 PM IST|
|31st October 2021||India vs New Zealand||Dubai||7:30 PM IST|
|3rd November 2021||India vs Afghanistan||Dubai||7:30 PM IST|
|5th November 2021||India vs B1||Dubai||7:30 PM IST|
|8th November 2021||India vs A2||Dubai||7:30 PM IST|
India will play their first match against their arc rivals Pakistan on 24th Oct 2021 at Dubai.
India will play their second match against the Kiwis on 31st Oct 2021 followed by Afghanistan on 3rd Nov 2021.
So this is it for ICC T20 WORLD CUP 2021 INDIA SQUAD.
What do you think?
Can India Lift the T20 World Cup 2021?
Can India Win T20 World Cup 2021?
Yes, the Men in Blue has the potential to lift the cup.
When will India Play against Pakistan?
India will play against Pakistan on 24th Oct 2021.