Dubai: New Zealand defeated India by 8 wickets in the T20 World Cup on Sunday, almost knocking them out of the semi-final race. After this defeat, a lot of questions are being raised on Team India, Virat Kohli and selectors. Team India, a strong contender to win the T20 World Cup, has now reached the verge of being out of the semi-final race. Now the doors of the semi-finals are almost closed for Team India. In this T20 World Cup, Team India missed 3 such players, whom the selectors took out like a fly from the milk. Let’s take a look at these 3 players:
1. Prithvi Shaw
Team India’s explosive batsman Prithvi Shaw, who specializes in explosive batting like Rishabh Pant, was not selected by the selectors for the T20 World Cup. In the team of T20 World Cup, selectors could give Prithvi Shaw a chance as an opener. Prithvi Shaw’s bat was burning a lot these days. In the Indian cricket team, Prithvi Shaw was considered as a strong contender for the T20 World Cup tournament as an opener. Prithvi Shaw continued to perform well in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and IPL after his poor performance against Australia. In a way, he had strengthened his claim with fearless batting, but his heart was broken by the selectors.
2. Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal is considered one of the closest players to Team India’s captain Virat Kohli. Both play together in RCB, so there is a good bonding between them, but despite this, the selectors showed Yuzvendra Chahal the way out of the T20 World Cup team. The selectors had cut the leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s leaf from the T20 World Cup. Team India had to bear the brunt of this decision of the selectors. Team India is on the verge of being out of the T20 World Cup. Yuzvendra Chahal is considered the best T20 bowler of India. For the T20 World Cup, the selectors had given chance to Rahul Chahar and Varun Chakraborty, out of which Rahul Chahar did not get a chance to play. Talking about Varun Chakraborty, he has proved to be a flop badly and could not get any wicket.
3. Mohammad Siraj
The selectors have dropped Mohammad Siraj, who is considered a dangerous fast bowler in the T20 format, from the T20 World Cup team. Mohammad Siraj is considered one of the closest players of Team India’s captain Virat Kohli. Both play together in RCB too, so there is a good bonding between them. For some time now, Mohammad Siraj’s performance has been very good, but despite this, the selectors have shown him the way out of the T20 World Cup team. India’s star fast bowler Mohammad Siraj failed to make his place. Siraj has not been given a place in the team even as a standby player. The 3 fast bowlers who have been included in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup are Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. These three bowlers have been performing very well for the Indian team for a long time. These three bowlers have a lot of experience in T20 cricket. All three bowlers are known as death over specialists, these three bowlers have the ability to take wickets in any situation of the game, due to which they have been given a place in the team.