Cricket News: India has already selected their final 15-man roster for the forthcoming 2021 T20 World Cup, and there is a lot of anticipation around the announcement. There is a significant difference between the two years for India as Virat Kohli’s side tries to claim their first ICC trophy in this format since winning the inaugural edition in 2007.
While MS Dhoni’s arrival as a coach may bring back memories, it should be recalled that India’s 2007 World Cup roster was relatively inexperienced, with several kids on the team. It was MSD’s first significant job as Men in Blue captain, with all senior players, including Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, opting out of the competition.
However, things are very different this time around, as Virat Kohli is guiding India for the final time in the T20 format. The team is made up of senior players and is a somewhat experienced squad that has been chosen for the huge event.
Senior players will be rested following the T20 World Cup
Given that all of the players have been playing so much cricket in the last several months, from the Test series against England to the UAE leg of the IPL 2021, they will need a much-needed vacation following the T20 World Cup in 2021.
India is all ready to host New Zealand for a three-match T20I series from November 17 to November 21. While Rahul Dravid is anticipated to be the interim coach for this series, experienced players such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami may be rested.
Stars from the Indian Premier League are anticipated to be considered
Despite the absence of so many famous players, India will have no trouble fielding a different squad, as they did during their tour of Sri Lanka. Star performers in the IPL 2021 are likely to be recognised for their outstanding efforts. According to PTI, “Harshal Patel, Venkatesh Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Avesh Khan are likely to earn opportunities in the T20 series against New Zealand.”
Without a doubt, the four players named in the report dominated the event, and this would be a well-deserved opportunity for them. With so many positions up for grabs, it will be fascinating to see the final Indian squad for the bilateral series, which might include a slew of enticing players.
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