The selectors have been trying a lot of players to select a team for the upcoming ICC tournaments. Many new players are being given the opportunity to play for India and secure a place in the Indian Team. However, a famous name, Krunal Pandya has been absent from Indian team for a long time. Let’s see Why Krunal Pandya is not selected in Indian Team?
The Selectors of Indian Cricket Team announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. A few cricketers who have been in contention to get the call have been left out from the 15-member squad for T20 World Cup. Some players have also got called up that no one had expected. Krunal didn’t get a place in the Indian squad for T20 World Cup which was announced BCCI. Many young players have been given the chance in the squad. Even then some deserving players failed to get a place in the Indian Team. Krunal’s exclusion from the 15-member squad is quite shocking because he has been a complete all-round package. Fans are not happy with his omission from the squad and want to know Why Krunal Pandya is not selected in Indian Team for T20 World Cup 2022?
India squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Standby players – Mohd. Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.
Why Krunal Pandya is not selected in Indian Team for T20 World Cup 2022?
All-rounder Krunal Pandya has been out of Team India for a long time. The reason behind his absence is Ravindra Jadeja. India already have the best spin all rounder in the form of Jadeja. However, the CSK player has been ruled out of T20 World Cup 2022 and therefore the selectors might have look upon Krunal Pandya as a replacement. However, they decided to go with Axar Patel instead. This happened because Krunal has not played much cricket in the last few months. He also didn’t perform up to his expectations in the IPL.
India’s Asia Cup 2022 Squad
Rohit Sharma (Capt ), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, R Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Y Chahal, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar have been named as standbys.
Why Krunal Pandya is not selected in Indian Team for Asia Cup?
Krunal Pandya is not included in the Asia Cup squad because there are already two spin all-rounders in the team. Ravindra Jadeja is the regular feature in India playing 11 whereas Deepak Hooda is selected as a backup option. Therefore, there was no place for Krunal Pandya in the squad.
Indian Team is all set to travel to Ireland to play two T20 International matches in Dublin. This would be India’s first visit to Ireland since 2018. The two team have played against each other only on three occasions in T20s and it was Indian team who emerged victorious on all occasions. The 1st match of T20 series will take place on June 26 while the 2nd match will take place on June 28. Hardik Pandya has been appointed the captain of Indian Team for the series against Ireland.
Why Krunal Pandya is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?
The selection of Indian T20 Squad is larger affected by the player’s performance in Indian Premier League. This is the main reason behind the omission of Krunal Pandya from Indian Team against Ireland. He also did not get a place in the squad vs South Africa.
Krunal formed a solid partnership alongside Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya for Mumbai Indians. He won a few games for the franchise single-handedly. But his form has been on a decline since the last two years. He struggled with his form in the IPL 2021 season and also did not perform up to the mark for his new team Lucknow Super Giants.
Another reason behind Krunal Pandya’s omission from the Indian team is Ravindra Jadeja. Both Jadeja and Pandya are left arm bowler all rounders. Jadeja is ahead of Krunal in all three aspects batting ,bowling and fielding. And that’s why he is not even in contention for the selectors.
India vs Ireland Schedule
|Date||Match Details||Venue||Time (IST)|
|June 26, 2022||Ireland vs India, 1st T20I||The Village, Dublin||2:30 PM|
|June 28, 2022||Ireland vs India, 2nd T20I||The Village, Dublin||2:30 PM|