The BCCI and selectors are to meet on Saturday before the T20 World Cup, which is going to start on the soil of UAE and Oman from October 17. India’s 15-man squad for the World Cup has already been announced. According to the rules of the ICC, changes can be made in the team till October 10. In the ongoing IPL 2021 in the UAE itself, some players have shown a strong game and have impressed a lot with their ability. According to the news, the discussion about Yuzvendra Chahal’s name is very fast. At the same time, talks about Hardik Pandya’s fitness and his current form can also be discussed in this meeting.
According to the news of ‘Inside Sports’, the meeting of selectors and BCCI will be held on 9th October after the four teams of IPL 2021 playoff are decided. Captain Virat Kohli, vice-captain Rohit Sharma, head coach Ravi Shastri will also attend this meeting. Shreyas Iyer, who performed brilliantly for Delhi Capitals while coming back from injury, may be replaced in the team after being dropped from the reserve player. Yuzvendra Chahal, who was ignored from the T20 World Cup squad, has also staked his claim for Royal Challengers Bangalore by bowling consistently lethal. It will be interesting to see whether Chahal can make his place in the team in place of Rahul Chahar or not. Rahul’s performance in the second leg of IPL 2021 has not been anything special. And the thing to remember is that the T20 World Cup is also to be organized on these pitches.
The BCCI is also concerned about Hardik Pandya’s fitness and poor form and they can be discussed. Shardul Thakur, who is in the team as a reserve player, has wreaked havoc with the ball and he can be a good substitute for Hardik. However, Shardul does not look as effective with the bat as Hardik. The recent form of Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan has also raised questions in the minds of the selectors. Now who will be able to win the trust of the selectors in the end, the answer will be available only on Saturday.