BCCI declared 15-member team India squad for the upcoming twenty20 world cup in UAE starting from 15 October 2021. Virat Kohli will be leading the side with Rohit is the deputy. Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan are the two wicket-keeper batsmen in Indian lineup. A total of 5 spinners have been included in the roster including Ravichandran Ashwin who is making comeback in the T20 side after 4 years.
The surprising decision was to announced MS Dhoni as the ‘Team Mentor’ for mega event. Dhoni became first captain to win ICC World T20 trophy in 2007. So it’s going to be an interesting and vital pick.
Shikhar Dhawan is not named in the squad. There are three fast bowlers in the lineup that is lead by Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami. Hardik Pandya can be used as all-rounding option.
Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer and Deepak Chahar have been named as the Standby players. Men In Blue will be facing arch rivals Pakistan in their opening encounter on 24th October at Dubai.
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami.
Standby players: Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.