The T20 World Cup 2021 is one of the next big ICC events that is scheduled to happen in India next year. The event was to be hosted by Australia earlier this year in October but now has been postponed to the same time next year in India. The tournament is in India means that spin will play big part in deciding the top four teams for the semifinals and the eventual finals. Team India themselves having an array of good spinners lead the race for the final four.
The likes of Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar and Ravindra Jadeja are automatic picks having played T20 cricket for India in the recent past. However, there are various other options available and the BCCI might look forward to including them in the squad given their recent IPL and domestic cricket record.
Many will play in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy scheduled to start from January 10 next year. As we await the mega event we take a look at the names who can get themselves selected for the upcoming mega event.
Top 5 available spin options for team India ahead of T20 World Cup 2021:
1. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the most successful spinners for India across all formats. Since the last three years, the off-spinner has been only playing test cricket for India, once Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav broke through the ranks and started playing limited-overs cricket for India. However, he has been a regular feature in the IPL and if required he can ply his trade in the shortest format of the game.
Ashwin picked up 13 wickets in the IPL season, thus showing his prowess in the shortest format of the game as well. He can be certainly one of the options for the T20 World Cup 2021 given his overall experience in bowling on a variety of pitches throughout his career.