10 Active Indian cricketers who are not in contention for 2020 T20 World Cup squad
For the first time in T20 World Cup history, Australia will host the event.
Updated - Dec 13, 2019 6:18 pm
The ICC T20 World Cup 2020 is just 10 months away as all the teams would have kicked off their respective planning processes for the mega-event. For the first time in T20 World Cup history, Australia will host the event and given how all the teams are gearing up for the competition, it seems like the tournament would prove to be more intense than the World Cup 2019.
Team India will be the focal point of this World Cup because despite being home to the grandest T20 league on the planet, the Men in Blue have not won the gold in the last 12 years. Their only title triumph happened when the IPL was not there. Hence, to prove the credibility of the Indian Premier League, the Indian team will have to pull off a strong performance Down Under.
Captain Virat Kohli had mentioned a recent interview that 14 of the 15 players who will board the flight to Australia have been confirmed and here’s a list of the 10 active Indian cricketers who would not be a part of that squad.
Billed to be the next big thing in Indian cricket, Mohammad Siraj has failed to live up to the expectations. Siraj made his T20I debut for India in 2017 but he could not cement his place in the Indian side. He played 3 matches for the national team and took 3 wickets while conceding runs at a hammering rate of 12.33.
While the Indian Premier League has been a platform for the upcoming players to get their place in the Indian team back, Siraj’s disappointing performances for Royal Challengers Bangalore have not allowed him to do so.
As the Indian team now has four premier fast bowlers in Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, it is unlikely that the selectors would include one more right-arm fast bowler in the team.