T20 World Cup 2021: The Indian team for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, which is going to be held in UAE and Oman in October-November, has been announced. Legendary batsman Shikhar Dhawan has not got a place in this team, while Dhawan’s record in ICC tournaments has been very good. Dhawan was handling the responsibility of opening for India in limited overs matches for a long time. Although Kohli had said that he wants to open for the Indian team in T20, but looking at the team, it seems difficult. The team selected for the T20 World Cup 2021 includes 4 openers.
In the current Indian team, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli are the contenders for the opening. Out of these, Rohit Sharma is set to play as an opener, while three players are vying to become his partner. Captain Kohli himself is involved in this. However, the most likely possibility is that Rahul will open with Rohit and Kohli can be seen playing at number three.
What will be the batting order of Indian team
Looking at the team, it is most likely that Rohit and Rahul will open for India with Kohli third, Suryakumar fourth, Pant fifth and then Pandya and Jadeja for batting. In such a situation, Ishan Kishan can be kept as a backup wicketkeeper. At the same time, if an opener is injured, he can also be made to start the innings. If captain Kohli opens then Rahul will have to play at number three or Ishan Kishan can be fed at number three and either Rahul or Suryakumar can be out of the team, although the chances are very less.
Sri Lanka tour reward for Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar
In the series against Sri Lanka, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan scored runs with good strike rates. Apart from these, Prithvi Shaw also scored fast, but there are already 4 openers in the team. In such a situation, he has not been selected, but Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have got the reward for their good performance. Shikhar Dhawan, on the other hand, played very slow on this tour. He also scored runs in this series, but he has been dropped from the Indian team due to poor strike rate. Yuzvendra Yahal also disappointed in this series and he has also been dropped from the team.
The Indian team is as follows:
Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakraborty, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel, R Ashwin
reserve player: Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur