Team India’s 15-man squad for T20 World Cup 2021 has been announced and three players have been kept in reserve. India’s main 15-man squad includes Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya of Mumbai Indians. These three players are currently playing in the UAE in IPL 2021, but their performance has not been very good. The BCCI and the Indian selectors are very worried about the performance of these three. Although BCCI has kept itself away from the selection process, the form of these three Mumbai players is being monitored and hence the possibility of promotion of Shreyas Iyer from reserve to the main team cannot be ruled out.
Shreyas Iyer can be promoted to the main team after the consistent poor performance by these players of Mumbai Indians who are currently in the World Cup squad as a reserve player. According to Insight Sports, Shreyas Iyer can be given a place in the team in place of Ishan Kishan while Hardik Pandya will remain in the team. A BCCI source told Insight Sports that yes, it is a matter of some concern but there are still a few matches left in the IPL so that we can get him back in form. Hopefully, they will. Suryakumar is one of the run-scorers for India, so he is not a big concern at the moment. Ishan Kishan also did well in Sri Lanka. Virat also spoke to her on Sunday and let’s see how it turns out.
We have Shreyas Iyer as a backup, if there is any concern, he can be added, a BCCI source said. But it is too early to say anything now. Ishan Kishan is an important player and so are Suryakumar and others. There is no point in speculating. Hardik is recovering well and Mumbai Indians have handled him well. We will see how it goes. He is bowling in the nets so it is a good sign. Rohit is there, so he knows better how to handle it. You are talking about Hardik and so at the moment there is no backup for him. Shardul and Deepak are good options but they are yet to prove themselves as regular all-rounders in T20s and hence Hardik is the best all-rounder.
The source said that the selectors have given us a team and it is very good on paper. Players go through such phases. Virat Kohli was not getting runs but he has scored two consecutive half-centuries. So, we will see how they did after IPL and then the selectors will take a decision accordingly. There are three players on standby and the team management will decide accordingly. I do not want to say much about the selection process.