As the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup comes closer with time, there has been a lot of opinions about which players will cut Team India. The UAE has been chosen as the host for the cricket tournament this year. Every team in the world wants to get their hands on the coveted trophy when they take the field when the competition will start next month.
As the Indian team will be announced today, batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has selected a 15 man squad for the event and in his opinion, can bring the cup which has eluded India since they won the first edition in 2007.
The cricket legend and icon left out opening batsmen Shikhar Dhawan from the squad and picked Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli as the openers for the tournament. He picked three players from Mumbai Indians in the squad he selected. Suryakumar Yadav will occupy the No.3 position, the Pandya brothers, Hardik and Krunal will take the reigns of the middle order.
Middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer has also been excluded from the squad picked by Gavaskar. The all-rounders selected by him were Ravindra Jadeja and Washington Sundar. The bowlers selected by him consisted of five pacers: Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, and Mohammed Shami and a lone spinner in Yuzvendhra Chahal.
The original Little Master told SportsTak about the inclusion of Krunal Pandya and said that because he’s an all-rounder and an experienced player who has performed well in the IPL for many years so for Gaga soar, he surely deserves a place. He’s left-handed, which is an advantage as well according to Gavaskar.
Sunil Gavaskar’s India squad for T20 World Cup 2021: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar (subject to fitness), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur and Yuzvendra Chahal.