Men’s T20 World Cup 2021: Complete list of players in India squad
India on September 8 announced the 15-man ICC T20 World Cup squad 2021. Virat Kohli – currently fourth in ICC T20 players rankings – will lead India in the mega event.
The BCCI has included off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the playing squad with MS Dhoni as the team’s mentor.
Jay Shah, the BCCI Honorary Secretary, talks about the appointment of Dhoni as the mentor.
“As far as Dhoni is concerned, I spoke to him when I was in Dubai,” said Shah. “He was okay with the decision, and he agreed to be a mentor for team India, for the T20 World Cup only.
“I spoke to the captain (Virat Kohli) and vice-captain (Rohit Sharma) as well as Ravi Shastri (the head coach), and that’s why we reached the conclusion.”
Kohli-led India will open their campaign in the Super12 against Pakistan on October 24.
India has been placed in Group 2 of the Super12 with Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, and two teams from Round One.
India T20 World Cup squad 2021
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami
Reserves: Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur
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