Today, India have been locked down for next 21 days. And possibly, this is end of the IPL 2020 hopes also. The Corona outbreak has put the world on halt. Some countries have been forced to lockdown completely while some others are trying their best to stop a possible lockdown.
With the chances of IPL 2020 looking very grim, this could have a large impact on the Team India combination for the upcoming World T20 in Australia. In case of no IPL and a couple of slots in the Indian team are still up for grab, the possible contenders might miss out on the bus to Australia.
Players like Kuldeep Yadav, Samju Samson, MS Dhoni and Krunal Pandya might feel that with the cancellation of IPL they have been robbed off a good opportunity of pushing their case for the World Cup.
However, an injury to Shikhar Dhawan led to another recall although he did not play any game against West Indies either. He has managed to retain his spot for the time being and IPL 2020 would have definitely helped him push his case,especially when Pant is still finding his feet in the team.
With Jadeja going strong in all departments and Chahal doing a wonderful job as prime spinner, Kuldeep has find it tough to get into the XI at times.
Though highly unlikely, Kuldeep might also miss the bus to Australia if Indian management opts for extra pacer or Washington Sundar to strengthen all-rounder options in the team.