Chahal chose 14 wickets in 8 matches of the UAE leg.
The managers who dropped leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal from the T20 World Cup squad came as a shock to many. Head coach Chetan Sharma said at the time that they wanted a pitcher who could play faster in the air and therefore preferred Rahul Chahar to Chahal. However, the spinning top Haryana reacted strongly to the very good performance of the ax in the United Arab Emirates stage. Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
BCCI is expected to announce the updated squad for the World Cup by October 15 and while all eyes are on Hardik Pandya’s selection, there could be another change. Chahal, who performed well for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), could have played in his favor and there is a chance he will make his entry into the WC squad.
On Wednesday, October 13, the 31-year-old posted a story on his official Instagram account from ‘The Palm’ hotel where the Indian team’s players are staying for the 2021 T20 World Cup. Chahal posted a photo of the view from his hotel room and it clearly suggests that he is chosen for the mega event.
Here is his story:
Chahal chose 14 wickets in the UAE leg
Yuzvendra Chahal scalped at least one wicket in every match during the UAE stage of the 2021 IPL. In total, in 8 matches, he represented 14 wickets with an average of 13.14 and a saving of 6.13 in of the return leg. He’s only conceded more than 30 points in his foursome spell once during that span.
On the contrary, Rahul Chahar who is currently part of the World Cup squad did not have a good time. He only played four games for the Mumbai Indians and was later dropped due to poor form. Chahar could only scalp two wickets in four games and was also expensive. With Chahal already at the Indian team hotel, we might see him enter the squad, but it also remains to be seen if Chahar will be dropped.