In less than 24 hours, the Indian team goes to the T20 World Cup in Australia with about 18 players on the continent, but without the 15th official player of the team. The National Selectors and the Cricket Control Board in India (BCCI) will postpone the announcement of a replacement for Jasprit Bumrah, which was recently thrown away from the tournament.
The situation occurs because of the uncertainty about the construction of Mohammed Shami, the designated replacement for Bumrah. Cricbuzz has learned that the BCCI, the selectors, and team management have decided to wait for the progress of the veteran pacemakers, which comes from a fight with the COVID-19 19 virus.
Although Shami shows the improvement of the construction at the end of the nets, all interested parties want to be sure about their preparation for the championship on October 16. Now the Pacemaker has been asked to report to the National Academy of Cricket (NCA) in Bengaluru.
Head coach Rahul Dravid in Mohammed Shami: “We’re going to take a look. We have had time since October 15 … Shami is someone in the secondary state. Unfortunately for us, he couldn’t play in this series. Would make it ‘we have been ideal from that perspective, but it is currently up to the National Academy of Cricket. We need reports about how it recovers and what the status is after 14-15 days of Covid, and we will receive a phone call. Once we receive a report on how it feels, we can of course accept a call about how we can continue. “
It is not necessary to emphasize, the NCA Medical Team will evaluate its physical condition and inform the BCCI before it makes a final decision. It is known that the BCCI will wait until October 15 when the full equipment has to be announced according to the CPI rules. If Shami declares himself handy, the veteran Pacemaker will later become a member of the Indian team in Australia. The first match of India in the World Cup is against Pakistan at the MCG on October 23.
In the unexpected case that Shami does not reach the required levels of suitability, Mohammed Siraj and Deepak Chahar will enter the stage. Before she appoints one of them, the selectors will also have the advantage of seeing them in the three hatred against the visiting team of South Africa for the next seven days. Both Siraj and Chahar, which appeared in the T20 series of three games, have been appointed among the 16 members led by Shikhar Dhawan. In an ideal situation, the selectors would want Shami to appear in hatred, but it did not happen because of their Covid situation.
The three hatreds are October 6 (Lucknow), October 9 (Ranchi), and October 11 (Delhi).
The first match of India in the World Cup is against Pakistan:
The NCA Medical staff will evaluate their physical condition and communicate their findings to the BCCI before they make a decision. According to the reports, the BCCI will leave until 15 October to make the full announcement of the equipment required by the CPI regulations. Shami will then travel to Australia with the Indian team if he is considered healthy. On October 23 in the MCG, India plays the opening match of the World Cup against Pakistan.
If Shami unexpectedly does not reach the necessary levels of physical predisposition, Mohammed Siraj and Deepak Chahar will intervene. ODIs three coincidences against the visiting side of South Africa For the next seven days, selectors offer the possibility to observe them before they choose one of them.
The team of 16 people led by Shikhar Dhawan, Siraj, and Chahar, who participated in the T20 series of three games, were chosen. The selectors would also have preferred Shami games in hatred, but because of their COVID problem that did not happen.
India squad for ICC T20 World Cup
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Standby players – Mohd Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.
ICC T20 World Cup 2022: India Full Schedule
- October 23- India vs Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne- 1:30 PM IST
- October 27- India vs A2 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney- 4:30 PM
- October 30- India vs South Africa at Perth Stadium, Perth- 12:30 PM
- November 2- India vs Bangladesh at Adelaide, Adelaide- 1:30 PM
- November 6- India vs B1 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne- 1:30 PM