It’s been a long time since a major ICC event. As a result, the attention will be on the T20 World Cup, which will take place later this year in India. The World Cup was intended to be held in Australia last year, however, because of the COVID-19 epidemic, it was postponed until 2021.
With two T20 World Cups coming up in the next few years, team managers are scrambling to put together the strongest possible 15-man squads. They may not be the greatest 15 players in the country, and some spots will be based on luck rather than skill.
With only a few T20 internationals left until the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, it will be difficult for fresh players to break into the Indian side. The selectors have chosen to offer players who did really well in the last IPL a chance to play in the England series, and it will be intriguing to watch if they are given that opportunity.
For Shikhar Dhawan, the IPL 2021 will be a crucial event. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma will undoubtedly be the favorite opening pair for the World Cup. If both Rohit and KL are available in IPL 2021, Dhawan may not get a shot unless he leads the run charts. In addition, both Ishan Kishan and Devdutt Padikkal are in good form, and the selectors may prefer to play these youngsters over Dhawan, whose strike rate is decreasing. Dhawan’s t20 international stats for India haven’t been very impressive. The 35-year-old had a fantastic season in the last IPL, but he is getting older, so every inning he plays will be crucial for his future.
Manish Pandey has been a member of India’s limited-overs teams in recent years, but he was not picked for the series against England due to injuries. He was left off the BCCI contract list for the following year, indicating that they may choose other players in the future. If he wants to play for India in the World Cup, Manish Pandey has to be at his best in the IPL 2021. Despite being allowed to play in the top-order for SRH in recent editions, Manish has been unable to make an impression. This is something that selectors would take into consideration. Pandey was even left out of SRH’s fourth game against the Punjab Kings, which doesn’t assist his cause.
Kuldeep Yadav is already out of the T20 team, but he still has a chance with the World Cup being held in India. However, it is quite certain he won’t be chosen for the show-stopping event. Kuldeep is struggling with confidence in the T20 format, which is impacting his performance. Ravindra Jadeja will also be in this category, with Yuzvendra Chahal as the senior spinner. Washington Sundar is a certain conclusion, but Varun CV and Rahul Chahar will be vying for a berth as well. As a result, Kuldeep’s chances of making the World Cup roster may be dwindling.
Ishan Kishan made a fantastic start to his T20I career, hitting 50 on debut and thrilling everyone, especially because the Indian squad didn’t have many batters with the kind of determination, he had from the first ball. He was chosen ahead of Shikhar Dhawan, and it appeared like the veteran campaigner’s spot was in jeopardy. However, Dhawan has continued his strong form from the ODIs into the IPL, whilst Ishan Kishan has had a poor start to the competition. Dhawan has been batting with purpose, and his experience will also assist him. To beat his opponents in the race, he’ll need to substantially improve his form, but there’s a high chance he won’t make the squad right now.
When Bhuvneshwar Kumar was injured, Deepak Chahar was regarded as one of the main candidates for a spot in India’s T20I lineup. However, he did not make use of his opportunity, and T Natarajan and Shardul Thakur have risen to the top of the pecking order. Deepak Chahar has shown to be unsuccessful in situations when the ball does not swing much, which might work against him. Even his IPL performance last year was unimpressive, so it will be fascinating to see whether he can push his way into the squad this season based on his performance.