Why Krunal Pandya is not selected in India’s T20 World Cup 2024 Squad?

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Why Krunal Pandya is not selected in India’s Squad?
Why Krunal Pandya is not selected in India’s Squad?

BCCI announced the Indian Cricket Team squad for T20 World Cup 2024 which  is scheduled to held in the month of June. Rohit Sharma has been named captain of India’s 15-member squad for the World Cup. Krunal Pandya has failed to get a place in Indian Squad for T20 World Cup 2024. Fans are quite upset with his omission and want to know the reason as to Why Krunal Pandya is not selected in India’s Squad for T20 World Cup 2024?

India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024

India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024
India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024

Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj

Reserves: Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed and Avesh Khan

Why Krunal Pandya is not selected in India’s Squad for T20 World Cup 2024?

Krunal Pandya is not selected in the squad for World Cup because there are already two spin-all rounders in the 15-member squad. Ravindra Jadeja is the first choice spin all-rounder whereas Axar Patel has also been included in the team. Therefore, there was no place for Krunal Pandya.

Krunal Pandya was not selected in India’s squad because selectors decided to go with Delhi Capitals’ all-rounder Axar Patel over him. In the T20 format, there is utmost importance of all-rounders in the team. And in pitches outside India, spin all-rounders have to play the most important part. Therefore, Indian team is stuffed with all-rounders. The selectors have picked Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya and Shivam Dube. Picking Krunal Pandya would be a tough task because one of the above players would have to be sacrificed. However, the selectors went with Axar Patel, perhaps because he’s the better bowler.

Krunal Pandya vs Axar Patel
Krunal Pandya vs Axar Patel

Chief Selector Chetan Sharma said the following statement regarding all-rounders in the team.

“T20 is all about the all-rounders. We have tried and packed the team with all-rounders. We have Jadeja, Hardik and Axar. That was the main point, if the wickets are turning you have Axar and Jadeja, then Hardik is one of the main all-rounders India have.”