India’s squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Shardul Thakur, who has impressed with bat and bowl in IPL 2021, has been added to India's main T20 World Cup squad replacing Axar Patel.
All-rounder Axar Patel, who was a part of the 15-member squad, will now be on the list of standby players, the BCCI stated.
India’s squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2021
Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami.
Reserved players: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar
Meanwhile, the following cricketers will join the team bubble in Dubai and assist Team India in their preparations: Avesh Khan, Umran Malik, Harshal Patel, Lukman Meriwala, Venkatesh Iyer, Karn Sharma, Shahbaz Ahmed, and K. Gowtham.
India will open its T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan on October 24 in Dubai.
After the upcoming T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli will be stepping down as the side's captain in the shortest format.