Jul 7, 2022, 14:22 IST

Huge name set to be axed for the T20 world cup later this year in Australia


Indian cricket team is well on its way for busy time ahead with back to back cricket tours. The Indian selectors, coach Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma will look to have a keen on the players. The next few weeks could form the core of the squad that plays the World T20 in Australia starting in October. The Indian team begin their preparations with the 3 match T20 series against England starting on Thursday. While the core squad could be picked there is one big name who is set to miss the world cup flight to Australia .

BCCI sources indicate that Shami could be omitted for the T20 World Cup –

Indian cricket team hasn’t won ICC title for 9 years with the last triumph coming in 2013 under MS Dhoni. This year Rohit Sharma, leads the Indian team in a bid to break the trend. The men in blue will fly to Australia to take part in the T20 world cup and one man could miss the flight. The man in question happens to be Mohammad Shami as per the words from BCCI. A source in the know-how said “Selectors want to invest in young bowlers and give them maximum chances before the World Cup in Australia. They might pick Bhuvneshwar Kumar as one of the senior bowlers but probably Shami could miss the Australia flight this time for the T20 World Cup”


Huge chance for youngsters –

The decision from BCCI would mean a chance for some of the young bowlers like Avesh Khan, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh. The likes of Mohsin Khan and the ever present Prasidh Krishna too could vying for the spot. Shami despite his stellar performances with the red ball, hasn’t been able to carve a place for himself in the white ball with his performances. He recently won the IPL with Gujarat Titans but his white ball form for India has been a concern. In the 2021 T20 world cup he picked 6 wickets but those came in the inconsequential games against Afghanistan and Scotland. He hasn’t played a T20 game since.

Shami so far has played 17 T20 games and picked 18 wickets with an economy rate of just under 10 per over. Which is shade higher than his IPL economy rate of 8.5 runs per over.