T20 World Cup 2021: Probable benchwarmers from each team
Here are players who might be benched for the entire tournament.
Updated - Sep 16, 2021 3:41 pm
In today’s time, T20 cricket has become the need of the hour merely because of the upcoming 2021 World T20. Since the tournament was pushed back for a year, both the international and other global cricketing fixtures have got brimmed with the shorter format’s utter presence perhaps giving players a vital prep for the ICC event.
Such a plenitude of T20 cricket has also largely influenced the final squads of few teams, as either some of the veteran cricketers are vigorously making a comeback or have received a cease. Overall, most of the top teams are well stacked with their elite heroes and some might even further face an ultimate problem of plenty despite precision.
Here are players who might be benched throughout the tournament:
1. India – Axar Patel
Post MSK Prasad’s selection tenure, Axar Patel has been seen as a potent backup of Ravindra Jadeja in all formats. Earlier, the all-rounder was infused into the red-ball squad for the home series against England, which later also helped him clinch a seat in the T20I team. Despite getting strongly dwelled in the selector’s radar, many still didn’t anticipate Axar’s selection for the upcoming World T20.
However, with the current selectors placing a strong emphasis on spin-aiding conditions, the all-rounder has not only been picked as a backup of Ravindra Jadeja but also as an extra spinner. As the likes of Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja are only all-rounders who will establish themselves in the playing XI, Axar’s presence is an added bolstering in case if one gets injured.
Further, even when it comes to playing as a spinner, Axar’s left-arm spin surely receives a downsize as the likes of Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, and veteran R Ashwin will be ahead of him when it comes to their selection. Hence, with a superfluity already being present both in the all-rounder and spin department, there are high chances that the 27-year old might only be a benchwarmer.