Dubai: India have made a change to their T20 World Cup squad as all-rounder Shardul Thakur replaces spinner Axar Patel.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee has, after a discussion with the team management, added Shardul Thakur to the main squad. All-rounder Axar Patel, who was part of the 15-man squad, will now be on the stand-by list, “BCCI said in a statement.
India squad for ICC T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Jakraar, Varun Chakra, Varun Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami
Standby players: Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Axar Patel
Meanwhile, BCCI has also announced that eight cricketers will join the team bubble in Dubai and assist team members in their preparations. They are:
Avesh Khan, Umran Malik, Harshal Patel, Lukman Meriwala, Venkatesh Iyer, Karn Sharma, Shahbaz Ahmed and K. Gowtham.