Team India’s leg turner Yuzvendra Chahal thanked its winners for their constant support after surprisingly being left out of the national group for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 which will be played from 17 October in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman.
The main group of 15 members and three reserves in India was announced a few days ago by the BCCI, and only one pulse spinner in Rahul Chahar, while Varun Chakravarthy was chosen for his riddle ability. Many, however, were surprised when the name of Yuzvendra Chahal was missing from the list.
Chahal, along with left-arm bowler Kuldeep Yadav, reigned supreme for two years after India’s last defeat in the Champions Trophy in 2017, when they replaced Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin in India’s white ball plans.
They did well to pick up wickets in South Africa, the UAE, England and Australia, and everywhere India goes and even at home. Chahal became the first Indian bowler to pick up a fifteen in T20Is when he selected 6/25 against England.
Bad form plays a bit in my mind: Yuzvendra Chahal
However, ICC World Cup 2019 was the beginning of the downfall for the duo. Chahal scored 88 runs in 10 overs against England, the most expensive figures of an Indian bowler in the World Cup. Kuldeep falls completely off the radar, but Chahal managed to stay in the selectors’ battle, but with the introduction of new spinners and the resurgence of Ravindra Jadeja, it was too much for the Haryana leggie.
‘I see the messages from people, I feel good to be loved. It’s your neighbor you pick up when you’m off, ” says Yuzvendra Chahal in a video on Aakash Chopra’s YouTube channel.
A sharp decline in international cricket over the past 18 months and an incredible performance in the first leg of IPL 2021 was the last nail in his chance to get into the T20 World Cup in 2021.
2021, Chahal was not in favor as he was played from Team India’s XI after poor performances in the first three T20Is against England earlier this year. In the first half of the IPL 2021, Chahal had only 4 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 47.80 and an expensive economy rate of 8.26.
” Bad form played a bit in my mind, especially after the IPL. I sat down with my wife Dhanashree who helped me. She told me not to take wickets every day, it’s just a bad phase. I knew I bowled well, but sometimes in T20 cricket it is very difficult to take wickets if a batsman does not attack. It affects you if you do not have wickets to show in the column, ” he revealed.
He did pick 5 wickets in 2 ODIs against Sri Lanka on the recent tour, but tested positive for COVID and missed two T20Is against it.