The Indian Cricket Board, on Monday, announced the squad for the upcoming 20-20 world cup in Australia. There were no surprise changes to the team that played in the recent Asia Cup. The inclusion of Japsrit Bumrah and Harshal Patel were the only changes made to the squad who came in for Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi. There were many names that were missed out from the team for the mega event.
In the World Cup team last year, several youngsters were brought into the squad. However, not everyone could manage to seal their place in the squad this year. On that note, let’s take a look at five such players who played the 2021 20-20 World Cup but won’t be featuring in this year’s World Cup:
1. Varun Chakravarthy
Chakravarthy was brought into the Indian team on the back of his stupendous performances in the Indian T20 League last year. The spinner picked up 21 wickets for the Kolkata franchise and played a key role in taking the team to the finals. The 31-year-old was considered India’s trump card in the tournament. But the spinner couldn’t live up to his reputation and had a wicket-less campaign in the three matches he played. Chakravarthy was never seen donning the Indian jersey after that.