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India T20 World Cup Squad Announced – Dhoni Set to be the Mentor

Indian Names Squad for T-20 World Cup; Dhoni set to be the Mentor

The Board for Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has announced the squad for the ICC T-20 World Cup 2021 that is scheduled to take place in the next month. The T-20 World Cup is being held at the United Arabs Emirates for the very first time. Initially scheduled to take place in India, the Covid-19 scenario forced the BCCI to shift the venue to UAE.

India T20 World Cup Squad Announced
India T20 World Cup Squad Announced

As expected, Virat Kohli has been named the Captain of the Indian contingent for the T-20 World Cup. This is Virat’s third major ICC event as the Captain. Virat Kohli will look forward to ending India’s 14 years-long waits for the T-20 triumph. Kohli will be deputed by the in-form opening batsman Rohit Sharma.

In an unpredicted decision made by the BCCI, former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been appointed as the mentor of the team. Dhoni-led India to the first T-20 world cup victory at the inaugural T-20 world cup in South Africa. Under Dhoni’s guidance, India is definitely expected to win a major ICC event after eight years.

Here is the full squad of India for the T-20 World Cup:

India T20 World Cup Squad Announced

India Squad (T-20 World Cup)

Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), 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, Mohd Shami.

Reserved Players: Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar

The most surprising announcement was the exclusion of Shikhar Dhawan and Yuzvendra Chahal. Shardul Thakur was also put in the reserve despite brilliant performance in England. Ishan Kishan was picked over Sanju Samson. Ravichandran Ashwin was included in the squad who last played a T-20 match in 2016.

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