There are only three months left in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Team India played its last T20 International series before the T20 World Cup. The three-match T20 International series between India and Sri Lanka is the last T20 series for Team India before this ICC event. Indian players will now take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL), which will be held in September-October, followed by the T20 World Cup soon thereafter. Former fast bowler Zaheer Khan of Team India has picked a 15-member squad following the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka, which could take part in the T20 World Cup. Zaheer does not include Shikhar Dhawan. Shikhar Dhawan could not show anything special in the T20 series against Sri Lanka.
Zaheer said in Krickbaz, ‘I want to open the innings with KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. After that Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav will come. I know Virat has made such a statement that he can open the innings, but I would say that Virat should only open the innings when Hardik is not available to bowl. In that case you can add an extra bowler to the team and leave the batsman out. According to Zaheer Khan, Suryakumar Yadav should be selected in Team India for the T20 World Cup.
According to Zaheer, Yuzvendra Chahal should be part of the team and should include Varun Chakraborty or Washington Sundar as their partner spinner. In addition, Ravindra Jadeja will be part of the team as a spin all-rounder. Zaheer said, ‘I will choose Chahal as a leg spinner, with Rahul Chahar as his backup. In this format we have seen that leg spinners have proved to be very effective. Chakraborty or Sundar can be kept secret spinners in the team, bowling with a new ball.
Zaheer Khan’s 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (skipper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishaan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaspreet Rumma Chahar, T Natarajan / Bhubaneswar Kumar, Washington Sundar / Varun Chakraborty