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India’s T20 WC Team: Indian team for T20 World Cup confirmed, announcement at 9 PM today; follow live updates on insidesport.co
India’s T20 WC Team: Indian team for T20 World Cup confirmed, announcement at 9 PM today; follow live updates on insidesport.co

India’s T20 WC Team – Indian Squad T20 World Cup: The BCCI is all set to announce India’s squad for the T20 World Cup at 9 PM on Wednesday. The announcement will be made by BCCI secretary Jay Shah and Selection Committee Chairman Chetan Sharma. Follow all the LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co and LIVE streaming on ANI.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee will meet on Wednesday to pick the Indian Cricket Team for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 to be hosted by BCCI from October 17 to November 14, 2021, in the UAE & Oman. The selection meeting will be followed by a press conference,” read a BCCI release.

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It is believed that the selectors had already had a chat with skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri, and another customary meeting on Wednesday morning to finalise the selection. Furthermore, India will also carry a few additional players as a COVID-19 contingency.

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A top BCCI official and one of the selectors confirmed to InsideSport.co that the Chetan Sharma-led selection committee had already decided on the 15-member India squad and the announcement was all set to be made after the 4th Test.

But coach Ravi Shastri testing COVID-19 positive forced them to change plans. Now, a final round of virtual meeting will take place on Wednesday with both Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri, joining the meeting from isolation.

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India’s T20 WC Team – Indian Squad T20 World Cup: The change from Tuesday to Wednesday was made in line with the team including skipper Virat Kohli travelling to Manchester from London for the fifth Test.

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“We expected to have a final discussion today. But since the team is reaching Manchester today, we will have it tomorrow,” the BCCI official told InsideSport.

As per the official, the team is set to undergo a round of COVID tests before entering the hotel, where they are expected to have a tighter bubble.

When asked if Ravi Shastri will be able to join the conference call, the official said, “He has mild symptoms but otherwise doing better. So, he should be able to join. But that depends on his health tomorrow. We already have had a discussion. So, if he is not able to join the call, it will not be a problem.”

India’s T20 WC Team: Indian team for T20 World Cup confirmed, announcement on Wednesday; follow live updates

India’s T20 WC Team – Indian Squad T20 World Cup: When asked if the squad is already decided, the official answered in the affirmative. As per the source, skipper Virat Kohli and the selection committee had a virtual discussion before the 4th Test match at Oval about the squad selection and the team was decided during that meeting.

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Furthermore, the source said that the discussion was only about a few places. India already have a set T20 squad and the discussion revolved around a few potential additions to the squad.

T20 World Cup: What are the big decisions selectors deliberated on for India squad?

  • Is there a place for Shikhar Dhawan?
  • Hardik Pandya’s role considering he is struggling with fitness and form.
  • Decision on Washington Sundar as he is still recovering from injury and has been ruled out of IPL 2021.
  • Shardul Thakur or Deepak Chahar? Both have done well with the bat and the ball.
  • How many additional players will India carry?

Also Read: India T20 World Cup squad: India Full Squads, Schedule, Date, Venue, Live Streaming, India Time, All Teams, Host all you need to know

“We already have a set squad and the discussion was only about a few places. The team management has already discussed those with the selectors. We just need to have a final announcement.” the source said.

T20 World Cup: It has been also learnt that India will carry additional members to the UAE. While the ICC will only reimburse expenses for 15 members of the squad, a team can have additional members as injury and COVID-19 cover.

India’s T20 WC Team: Indian team for T20 World Cup confirmed, announcement on Wednesday; follow live updates

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Team India are expected to have a 20-member squad including injury and COVID-covers. While the source didn’t reveal the exact number of squad size India will have, he admitted that the number will be more than 15. However, that should not be a problem as all the players will already be in IPL 2021’s bio-bubble in the UAE and it will be a bubble-to-bubble transfer.

Read in Hindi: India’s T20 WC Team: चयनकर्ताओं ने की पुष्टि; T20 विश्व कप के लिए भारतीय टीम का हुआ चयन, अगले 24 घंटों में होगा ऐलान, follow live updates

“You can see in UK, the 25-member squad doesn’t seem to be enough or in Sri Lanka, we had to bring in net bowlers for the T20 series. So, there will be more than 15 players. And it should not be a problem because all the players will be moving from the IPL bubble to the T20 World Cup bubble,” the source added.

India’s Potential 15-member squad for T20 World Cup:

  1. KL Rahul
  2. Rohit Sharma (VC)
  3. Virat Kohli (capt)
  4. Suryakumar Yadav
  5. Rishabh Pant (WK)
  6. Ravindra Jadeja
  7. Shardul Thakur / Deepak Chahar
  8. Mohammed Shami
  9. Jasprit Bumrah
  10. Mohammed Siraj
  11. Yuzvendra Chahal
  12. Hardik Pandya
  13. Ishan Kishan (WK) / Shreyas Iyer
  14. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  15. Shikhar Dhawan / Rahul Chahar

Reserves & Injury cover: Washington Sundar, Varun Chakravarthy, Prithvi Shaw, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna

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