5 players who may make a comeback to the T20 WC squad based on form

T20 World Cup 2021: 5 players who might make a comeback based on IPL 2021 form

All the teams have time till October 10 for making any changes to their squads.

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Yuzvendra Chahal. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The T20 World Cup 2021 is almost here and all the teams have announced their squad for the mega-event. However, there is a scope for making a change or two available to the teams and we might see that happen. Given how the form of players is always taken into consideration leading into a huge tournament, the performances in the Indian Premier League 2021’s second leg holds an important role. 

There are certain players who have taken their respective snubs from the World Cup seriously and started performing much better than before. Some of these players have been in the reserves and would know an elevation to the final 15 isn’t impossible.

Here 5 players who may make a comeback to their country’s T20 World Cup squad based on IPL 2021 form:

1. Faf du Plessis

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Faf du Plessis of South Africa (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Cricket South Africa (CSA)’s decision not to bring back Faf du Plessis into the T20 side is as strange of a decision as it gets. The former Proteas skipper had retired from red-ball cricket in early 2021 just so that he could focus on white-ball cricket and help his country win a World Cup. Despite this, the selectors ignored him right through his year. 

His last T20I match was in late 2020 and since then there hasn’t been any word from the national team selectors. However, this hasn’t stopped Faf du Plessis from scoring runs. He led the St Lucia Kings into the final of the Caribbean Premier League and played some valuable knocks along the way, including a century. 

He continued his good show in the IPL and has now scored 435 runs at an average of 48.33 and a strike rate of 138.10. There is still time for the South African selectors to think and get him back in the side, but they have been reluctant to accept players who have prioritized one format over others. But, no matter how much the selectors try not to admit, the team has way more chances in the T20 World Cup with du Plessis, than without him. 

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