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ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Chief Selector Chetan Sharma Reveals Reason Behind Yuzvendra Chahal’s Exclusion

Yuzvendra Chahal

The All-India Senior Selection Committee chairman Chetan Sharma has explained the reason behind leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s exclusion from the ICC T20 World Cup squad. On Wednesday, BCCI announced a star-studded squad for the global T20 meet, slated to commence on October 17 with the final scheduled on November 14.

Meanwhile, there was a ring of surprises in the squad with spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav missing out from the squad. The selection committee preferred spinners Rahul Chahar, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy apart from all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.

Highlighting the reason behind Yuzvendra Chaha’s exclusion, Chetan Sharma stated that they wanted someone who can bowl quick. Speaking on a virtual press conference after announcing the squad, the former cricket stated:

‘Spinners who bowl quick was our priority. Hence, we went with Rahul Chahar,” while he admitted that Varun Chakravarthy is “surprise package as a mystery bowler.”

MS Dhoni to mentor India during T20 World Cup 2021

In another major development, the BCCI appointed former Indian skipper MS Dhoni as the team mentor. He will join head coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli for the T20 World Cup.

“I spoke with my colleagues – captain, vice-captain – we all were on the same page and spoke to Dhoni. He has agreed to be a part of the team management for the T20 World Cup only,” informer Board Secretary Jay Shah.

India’s schedule for the T20 World Cup

24th October 2021: India vs Pakistan, 7:30 PM, Dubai

31st October 2021: India vs New Zealand, 7:30 PM, Dubai

3rd November 2021: India vs Afghanistan, 7:30 PM, Abu Dhabi

5th November 2021: India vs B1, 7:30 PM, Dubai

8th November 2021: India vs A2, 7:30 PM Dubai

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