Rating Team India's T20 World Cup Squad
Cricket Today|September 18, 2021
India named three openers in the T20 World Cup squad, picking Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul as the frontline openers. Given their consistent performances in the T20 format, Rohit and Rahul deserve...
Renin Wilben

The BCCI recently announced the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup to be played in the UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14. The Virat Kohli-led side has most of the names expected to be there with the likes of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah among others. However, the selectors sprang a few surprises as well. Seasoned opener Shikhar Dhawan and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal were not picked. Also, veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin made a surprise comeback despite not having played any white-ball international cricket since 2017. We rate India’s T20 World Cup squad on a scale of 1-10, analysing various significant parameters.

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