India has always been the giants of cricket. The reason behind the dominance of India in the world of cricket is talented and quality players. The country has a plenty of cricketers who have the ability to play at the international level. However, this large availability of deserving players is a major cause of headache for the selectors. There is a limit on the number of players in a squad which is generally fifteen to eighteen. Whenever the squad of Indian Cricket Team is announced for any tournament or series, one or two deserving players fail to get a place in the team. Many a times, even the popular and experienced players didn’t get a place in the squad. In the recent times, Deepak Chahar is that one popular name who failed to get a place in the Indian team. Let’s see Why Deepak Chahar is not playing in T20 World Cup 2022?
The Indian squad for upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 has been announced. Fast swing bowler, Deepak Chahar failed to get a place in the T20 World Cup 2022 Squad. He also did not get a place in the Asia Cup 2022 squad. It has been quite unfair for him as he was also ignored last year for the Indian T20 World Cup 2021 Squad.
India squad for ICC T20 World Cup
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Standby players – Mohd. Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.
Why Deepak Chahar is not playing in T20 World Cup 2022?
Deepak Chahar is not playing in T20 World Cup 2022 because he sustained an injury which ruled him out of the World Cup. Initially, he did not get a place in the 15-member squad of India. He was kept in the list of standby players. The selectors did not pick him in the main squad because he was injured for most of the time and did not play sufficient cricket in 2022.
However, Chahar was seen as the perfect replacement for Jasprit Bumrah who was ruled out of the tournament with a back injury. Chahar was also named in the playing 11 against South Africa. But he sustained a back injury after the third and final T20I against South Africa and also did not feature in India’s Playing XI in the first ODI in Lucknow.
In the end, Mohammed Shami was named as the replacement for injured Jasprit Bumrah and Shardul Thakur has been brought in as the replacement for Deepak Chahar in the reserves.
The Indian Cricket Team squad for upcoming Asia Cup has been announced by the selectors. The 15-member squad is looking quite strong both from inside and outside as it has been filled with plenty of talented players. As expected, several notable names were missing from the Indian squad. One of the most shocking omission from the Indian squad was of fast bowler Deepak Chahar. Although, he has been included in the list of standbys but he failed to get a place in the 15-member squad. Fans expected to see his name in the squad because he is a master of swing bowling. Due to his talent, his fans think that Chahar should have been included in the Indian team for Asia Cup 2022. Let’s see Why Shreays Iyer is not selected in India’s squad for Asia Cup 2022?
Why Deepak Chahar is not playing in Asia Cup 2022?
Deepak Chahar has been named in the list of standbys along with Shreyas Iyer and Axar Patel. However, it is quite obvious that these players will remain unused because there are already four players on the bench.
After Bumrah and Harshal Patel’s injuries and a very small number of inexperienced pacers, it was assumed that Deepak Chahar will get a place in the squad for Asia Cup. However, Chahar was able to made only to the standbys list.
Chahar was absent from competitive cricket after he suffered a back injury. He also missed the entire season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Chahar was recovering from a quadricep tear at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) when he picked up a back injury while undergoing rehab in Bengaluru.
Deepak Chahar failed to get a place in the Indian squad for Asia Cup 2022 because of his fitness issues. After recovering from the hamstring injury and a layoff of six months, Deepak joined the Indian side recently and played in Zimbabwe ODIs and did well. He missed the whole IPL and a lot of international series due to this injury. Therefore, due to less play time, the selectors had picked Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh ahead of Deepak Chahar in India squad for Asia Cup squad.
India’s Asia Cup 2022 Squad
Rohit Sharma (Capt ), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, R Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Y Chahal, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar have been named as standbys.