Zaheer Khan picks India’s WTC squad: The T20 World Cup 2021 is knocking at our doors and it is set to commence from 17th October after being realier postponed. The tournament was initially scheduled to be hosted in India but keeping in mind the recent surge of COVID-19 in India, it has been shifted to UAE and Oman. India’s recent tour of Sri Lanka has opened up many options that the selectors might consider while picking up India’s squad for the prestigious tournament. Amid many speculations, former Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan has predicted India’s probable squad for the T20 World Cup.
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Zaheer Khan has said to Cricbuzz, “I will open with KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. Virat and Surya will follow them. I know Virat has made the statement that he wants to open the innings. But I would still say that Virat only opens in case Hardik is not available to bowl. In that scenario, you can sacrifice one batsman and get an extra bowler”
“I have Chahal as the lead leg spinner and also went in with Rahul Chahar as his backup. In this format, we have seen that leg spinner is such a crucial factor. Chakravarthy/Sundar will be the spinners who will be bowling with the new ball. If you want that mystery element, you can choose Chakravarthy, but otherwise, you can go in with Sundar as well,” he added.
Zaheer Khan’s Squad
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Rahul Chahar, T Natarajan/Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Washington Sundar/Varun Chakravarthy