IND vs SL: Two T20s vs Sri Lanka can seal T20 World Cup tickets for these 3 Indian cricketers: With a pool of Indian players already warming the bench and the T20 World Cup set to kick off in less than 2 months, Indian players are racing against time to impress skipper Virat Kohli & coach Ravi Shastri to secure their berth in the Indian squad. With no bilateral series scheduled Prior to the mega ICC event, the remaining two T20 matches against Sri Lanka will be crucial for three players — Deepak Chahar, Krunal Pandya and Ishan Kishan — who are vying for a spot in the World Cup squad.
Indian players only have the T20I series against Sri Lanka on the international stage to depict their T20I prowess. Though IPL 2021 Phase 2 performance will play a pivotal role, much will rest on players’ performances donning the Indian jersey.
While some players like Suryakumar Yadav have done enough to cement their place, the remaining two T20Is of the series have a fair chance for these three Indian players to grab the spotlight which is currently flickering among a few.
Deepak Chahar: Competing with Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj:
The right-arm pacer gave a new guise to his armour after he pulled off second ODI in India’s favour following his 69-run knock. The pacer, however, still has to prove his worth in the remaining matches as he faces a strong grapple from Shardul Thakur, who possesses similar abilities as Chahar’s. On the bowling front, Mohammed Siraj is also a tough contender making the competition tough for this spot.
IND vs SL: Krunal Pandya: Competing with Washington Sundar:
The left-handed allrounder has performed admirably in the Sri Lanka series but his place will depend on Washington Sundar’s recovery from injury. He has to shine in the remaining two T20s to have a chance to book a place. In addition, he will need to play well in the 2nd leg of IPL 2021 to seal his spot. His spot might just see a rustling competition from Washington Sundar, should he recover from a finger injury.
Ishan Kishan: Competing with Shreyas Iyer & Sanju Samson:
The young wicketkeeper-batsman has a big-time task to prove his worth as he faces a tough competition from Shreyas Iyer who is still recovering from injury and Sanju Samson who is just a knock away from setting the social media abuzz for his selection. With two keepers in Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul already in the squad, his performance in the two matches against Lanka and IPL henceforth will be vital to keep him in contention for the spot. In addition, Shreyas Iyer, a hot favourite to make it to the World Cup will also pose a great challenge to the youngster.
IND vs SL: ICC Men’s Cricket T20 World Cup 2021, the 7th T20 Cricket World Cup, has been scheduled between 17 October 2021 and 14 November 2021 in the UAE and Oman. Though the apex governing body- ICC has specified the dates and the venue, little have they hinted on the player-squad permissible for each participatory nation.
Amid the unprecedented covid ravaged times, ICC might just extend the usual 15-member-squad to 20 odd players. In the speculated conditions, India is all likely to go along with the below-mentioned squad as per InsideSport analysis.
1) KL Rahul
2) Rohit Sharma
3) Virat Kohli
4) Suryakumar Yadav
5) Rishabh Pant
6) Hardik Pandya
7) Ravindra Jadeja
8) Jasprit Bumrah
9) Bhuvneshwar Kumar
10) Mohammed Shami
11) Yuzvendra Chahal
12) Shikhar Dhawan
13) Prithvi Shaw
14) Krunal Pandya
15) Deepak Chahar
IND vs SL: Two T20s vs Sri Lanka can seal WC tickets for these 3 Indian cricketers