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, Shardul Thakur is that one popular name who failed to get a place in the Indian team. Let’s see Why Shardul Thakur is not playing in T20 World Cup 2022?
The Indian squad for upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 has been announced. Shardul Thakur, famously known as Lord 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 Shardul Thakur 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 Shardul Thakur is not playing in T20 World Cup 2022?
Shardul is not playing in T20 World Cup 2022 because he was not selected in the 15-member squad of India for T20 WC. He was not even in the list of standby players.
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 Shardul Thakur. 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 has the ability to play some big shots in the end and along with that, he also offers wicket taking bowling. Due to his talent, his fans think that Thakur should have been included in the Indian team for Asia Cup 2022. Let’s see Why Shardul Thakur is not selected in India’s squad for Asia Cup 2022?
Why Shardul Thakur is not playing in Asia Cup 2022?
Thakur has impressed the cricket world with his all-around skill with great performances around the world. Even in a short span of time, there have been many instances when Shardul won the match for his country. Shardul Thakur has not been picked in the squad for Asia Cup because of the plenty of young and experienced fast bowlers. The Indian team required one fast bowling all-rounder and everyone knows that Hardik Pandya fits in that role perfectly. So even if Shardul was selected in the squad, then also he would not get a place in the playing 11.
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.