The 2021 T20 World Cup is only a couple months away and the competition will be one that will possess the middle stage in the realm of cricket. Furthermore, the T20I series against Sri Lanka was the last global task that the Indian side looked at before the T20 World Cup.
Furthermore, previous Indian boss selector MSK Prasad figures that Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, and Rohit Sharma ought to be the three openers that the Indian side should pick for the T20 World Cup this year. Prasad added that the Indian center request will involve Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, and Rishabh Pant.
Prasad further explained on why KL Rahul should bat in the center. The previous boss selector contemplated that any semblance of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Prithvi Shaw as of now involve the top request and all are in acceptable structure. Prasad contemplated that since the World Cup will be played in Asian conditions, KL Rahul should be picked in the Indian side.
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“I still feel that Shikhar Dhawan should be there. It should be Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and Prithvi Shaw as the three openers. And the middle-order will be Virat, SKY, KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant. KL is going to play in the middle-order only because there’s Rohit and Shikhar, and even Prithvi Shaw also is in outstanding form. And again, it’s in Asian conditions, so I have a feeling he might be there,” quoted by MSK Prasad during an interaction chat with SportsKeeda.
“It looks like that, see our middle order is full now. There’s Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and if at all you are looking at another batsman, it’ll be between Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson. But with both KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant keeping wickets, I doubt whether they’ll go for a third one.
But I feel pity for Shreyas because he was actually picking up really well, he had slowly established his place in the 11 also. Injury happened at a very wrong time,” further added by him.
All things considered, Prasad feels that India won’t pick five spinners. Prasad feels that Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, and Krunal Pandya will most likely get it done. He likewise added that one out of Varun Chakravarthy or Yuzvendra Chahal will be picked too.
“I don’t think they will take five spinners. Washington Sundar is a T20 specialist bowler, no two ways about it, and Jadeja will anyway be in the squad. Then Krunal Pandya – he can bat, he can bowl, he can field. Apart from these three, whether you’ll go with a Chahal or an ex-factor in Varun Chakravarthy depends on how they perform in the IPL because that will also take place in the UAE,”
“Regarding Nattu, you already have enough pace bowlers, so I doubt whether he would have found a place. Bumrah, Bhuvi, Shami, and Mohammed Siraj are doing so well, Hardik Pandya is the backup bowler, so where is the space?, concluded by him.
MSK Prasad’s Indian squad for 2021 T20 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli(C), Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan/Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Varun Chakravarthy/Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar