Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel have returned in the 15-member Indian team selected for the T20 World Cup, while Mohammed Shami has been kept in reserve.
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to be held in australia t20 world cup The Indian cricket team has been announced for. Most of the same Indian players have been selected under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, who were in the squad of the Asia Cup. Star pacer Jasprit Bumrah and death over specialist Harshal Patel have returned due to injury. At the same time, experienced pacers Mohammed Shami and Deepak Chahar have been kept in reserve. Questions are being raised about this and now former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has team india Has been warned that the selection of less pacers will be very risky.
Apart from Bumrah and Harshal, the 15-member Indian team selected for the World Cup has Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep Singh as the main fast bowlers. Apart from these, all-rounder Hardik Pandya can also bowl medium pace. Apart from these, Team India has included 3 major spinners in the bowling department in the form of Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel.
Team India took the risk
Although the Indian team with five fast bowlers looks balanced, but former stormy pacer Johnson, who has played more cricket on Australian soil than any Indian cricketer of the current era, feels that Team India has enough speedster keeping in mind the Australian conditions. Do not keep Johnson, who came to India for Legends League cricket, told news agency PTI-Bhasha,
If you have one all-rounder (fast bowling), two spinners and four fast bowlers in the team, then it is a bit risky. But India is looking to play two fast bowlers and one all-rounder (Hardik Pandya) and two spinners in the playing XI.
4 pacers will have to be removed simultaneously
Johnson also said that in a ground like Perth, India may have to field all four pacers. This former left-arm fast bowler said, in Australia you have to keep three fast bowlers in the team. In Perth conditions, four fast bowlers will have to be hired. I think they have planned and picked the team but with just four fast bowlers it can be risky.
Indian team for T20 world cup
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Reserves – Mohammed Shami, Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer