With the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 coming to an end and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup all set to begin, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) selection committee, led by Chetan Sharma, is likely to discuss the inclusion of three new players to the 15-member squad.
According to a Cricbuzz report, the selectors are looking to add Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Harshal Patel, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batter Venkatesh Iyer and bowler Shivam Mavi to the squad. The three players could be asked to stay back in the UAE after the completion of the IPL 2021.
After impressing one and all with his speed, Jammu and Kashmir pacer and Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) fast-bowler Umran Malik has also been chosen as Team India’s net bowler for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
This World Cup would be Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s last ICC tournament as a skipper in the shortest format of the game. Under his captaincy, India has not won any ICC trophy so far.
As for Team India, the whole squad will be available after the end of the IPL on October 15. The Indian team will immediately get ready for the T20 World Cup with two warm-up games slated for October 18 and October 20.
Team India has directly qualified for the Super-12 stage and Virat Kohli and Co. will begin their campaign against Pakistan on Sunday, October 24. BCCI can make changes in its squad of the World Cup by October 15.