Leaders Online : Team India ODI World Cup squad : Team India for the ICC World Cup has been announced. Chief selector Ajit Agarkar on behalf of BCCI announced the names of 15 players in the presence of captain Rohit Sharma. Meanwhile, the faces of those whose names have been included in the team this time are seen with happy faces. But for those who did not get the Sanghata position, this dream is shattered. The names of many legendary players are also in this list.
India’s left-arm opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan was previously included in the 2015 and 2019 World Cup squads but has not been named this time. Many have raised the question that Team India has forgotten. Shikhar is an experienced player and the top 3 needed a left handed batsman like him. But there is talk that the selectors once again ignored Shikhar. After this another name comes that of Sanju Samson. Samson occasionally gets a chance in Team India and has performed well in between. Despite this, his position in the team is shaky. The selectors have also included Samson as a reserve player in the ongoing Asia Cup squad.
Why was Chahal dropped from the team?
Yuzvendra Chahal has been playing a pivotal role as a leg-spinner in limited overs cricket for Team India over the years. He makes an important contribution in scoring wickets in the middle overs. However, despite this, the selection committee has taken a surprising decision to drop Chahal. Chahal hasn’t had a consistent chance in the last two years, but has taken 24 wickets in 16 matches. So the biggest dream break has happened. He was not included in the 2021 T20 World Cup squad. After that, he was part of the squad for the 2022 T20 World Cup, but he did not get a chance to play a single match. Interestingly, every time Yuzvendra Chahal comes back after a big tournament like the World Cup, he struggles and performs well. But still he is left out of the squad for the next World Cup. Chahal played in the 2019 World Cup, but this year he could not secure his place in the team. Apart from this there is another name, fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who also played in ODI World Cup 2019, but this time he is also not ranked.