Former pacer Irfan Pathan on Wednesday mentioned Shardul Thakur`s inclusion to the Indian squad for the ICC T20 World Cup provides steadiness to the facet however puzzled whether or not Axar Patel deserved to be dropped from the 15-man facet.
Shardul Thakur was added to the squad in a bid to strengthen the pace-bowling assault and have an additional all-rounder amid doubts surrounding Hardik Pandya`s capability to bowl within the mega sports activities spectacle.
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Taking to Twitter, Pathan wrote, “At all times felt India was one quick bowler brief within the introduced World Cup squad. Good for Shardul and doubtless good for the steadiness of the crew; However Axar should be questioning what he did improper.. getting chosen within the first place in addition to two again to again MOM within the IPL.”
Axar had a memorable Take a look at debut in Assessments in opposition to England earlier this yr. He has been one of many key performers for the Delhi Capitals with the ball, selecting up 15 wickets in 12 matches to this point in IPL 2021.
Shardul’s contributions for the CSK have been instrumental within the crew’s marketing campaign this season because the MS Dhoni-led crew has made it to the ultimate and they’re going to both face Delhi Capitals or Kolkata Knight Riders within the summit conflict on October 15.
India’s squad for ICC T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami
Stand-by gamers: Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Axar Patel