An ex-captain reveals the pacer who should’ve been part of India’s T20 World Cup squad: Harshal Patel
Some people have spoken out against the fact that Mohammad Shami did not make it to the team but has been included as a substitute. T20 World Cup
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Australia in October-November. Rohit Sharma will lead the India team in an ICC tournament for the first time. KL Rahul will be his deputy. Bumrah made a comeback after missing some matches due to his injury. Harshal Patel also came back after missing some matches due to his injury. Some people have discussed the fact that Shami has failed to make it to the first team and has been included in the reserve team as a stand-by player.
Krishnamachari Srikkanth says Shami should have been included in the India squad. Sridhar added that Shami should have been included in the squad instead of Harshal Patel.
If I had been the selection committee chairman, Shami would have been on the team. He can bat. Shami is a good performer, he has great bounce and he can play in tough situations, so I would have probably picked him over Harshal Patel.
Harshal Patel is a good bowler, there’s no doubt about it, but Mohammad Shami is the right guy. I mean they can say not the scheme of things, it’s only for test cricket or one day cricket but we are playing in Australia. He has done well last IPL, so Shami is the must-have player on my team. Shami has done well in the Indian Premier League, so Shami is a must in my team.
Shami, who played for brand new team Gujarat Titans, played in 16 games of Indian Premier League 2022 and picked up 20 wickets. Shami averaged 8.50 runs per over in the IPL2022 and his strike rate was 18.30. Pacer Shami played a crucial role in Gujarat Titans’ title victory.
Mohammed Shami is a good wicketkeeper. He can start wickets early. You can see his IPL record from last year. He has also taken early wickets. Fantastic! Shami has taken early wickets in the IPL. What are the players who can give us early wickets (for fast bowlers)? Srikkanth: Who will give early wickets to Mohammed Shami?
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep Singh are the other pacers in the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup in 2022. Sanju Samson failed to cut as he batted away from the opposition, while Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Axar Patel formed a spin attack.