T20 World Cup 2021: 10 surprising exclusions across teams
The T20 World Cup 2021 is all set to take place in the UAE from October 17.
Updated - Sep 12, 2021 4:40 pm
Well, the 7th edition of the ICC World T20 is now just around a month away and many of the top-class teams have announced their final squads. Especially the heavyweight sides have taken some surprising calls which in many ways has flabbergasted numerous fans.
Perhaps a few of the bunch of selectors have also boldly chosen youth and current form over experience despite considering how combative the tournament will be. Overall, the final selection of some squads has also sparked some controversies inside few cricketing boards, hence in this list, let’s check out the
Surprising omissions from T20 World Cup 2021
1. Yuzvendra Chahal
There’s no doubt that Yuzi Chahal’s omission is as big as the comeback of veteran Ravi Ashwin or the arrival of MS Dhoni as a mentor. For the past four years, the leg-spinner has been team India’s chief spinner but unfortunately, he has been let go for the mega event. Despite considering his experience and reputation, Rahul Chahar’s valiant package has been chosen over him to helm the spin bowling duties in the T20 World Cup.
Now whether the selection has been unfair or not, there’s no denying that Yuzi has been team India’s highest wicket-taker in T20Is, who also enjoys the prominence of scalping crucial wickets during big stages. Getting rid of explosive batters like Glenn Maxwell has often been his forte irrespective of the conditions. In fact, many cricket pundits have also considered him the world’s second-best leggie after Adil Rashid but sadly Yuzi will now have to further fight back for his much-deserved spot.
Overall, while the other selected spinners can become some exciting options to explore, surely Yuzi’s valorous presence would have made the bowling attack much handier especially during the crunch stages.