Former pacer Irfan Pathan on Wednesday mentioned Shardul Thakur’s inclusion to the Indian squad for the ICC T20 Global Cup provides steadiness to the facet however questioned whether or not Axar Patel deserved to be dropped from the 15-man facet.
Axar was once a part of the squad when the BCCI introduced it remaining month, however he was once changed by means of fast-bowling all-rounder Shardul on Wednesday.
Shardul was once added to the squad in a bid to fortify the pace-bowling assault and feature an additional all-rounder amid doubts surrounding Hardik Pandya’s skill to bowl within the mega sports activities spectacle.
Taking to Twitter, Pathan wrote, “At all times felt India was once one quick bowler brief within the introduced Global Cup squad. Just right for Shardul and most likely excellent for the steadiness of the staff; However Axar will have to be questioning what he did unsuitable.. getting decided on within the first position in addition to two again to again MOM within the IPL.”
Axar had a memorable Take a look at debut in Assessments towards England previous this yr. He has been some of the key performers for the Delhi Capitals with the ball, selecting up 15 wickets in 12 fits thus far in IPL 2021.
India’s squad for ICC T20 Global Cup: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami
Stand-by avid gamers: Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Axar Patel