5 Indian Players From T20I Series In Ireland Who Might Not Get Picked For T20 World Cup Squad - MensXP.com

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Under Rohit Sharma's capable captaincy and Rahul Dravid's guidance, the Men in Blue would now be looking to win the match this time. With fewer than four months till the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, several players are trying out for their positions in the Indian squad. Nevertheless, despite being included in the team for the two-match T20I series against Ireland, a number of them may not even make the cut. Here are five of those who might not make this list, without further ado. 

Ruturaj Gaikwad 

Following IPL 2021, where he finished as the Orange Cap champion with 635 runs scored, Ruturaj Gaikwad was regarded as India's limited-overs specialist batsman. The cricketer from Maharashtra had a less-than-impressive season in the 2022 edition, finishing with 368 runs from 14 games. 

Gaikwad, meanwhile, struggled to regularly score in the home series against South Africa and was only able to reach one half-century, which occurred in the third game. He scored 57 runs off of 35 pitches, assisting India in completing a commanding 48-run victory. Although the opener still has a few opportunities to show off his abilities, it appears improbable that he would be included on the World Cup roster. 

The opening position will be filled after KL Rahul returns to the Indian team following his groyne injury recovery, and with an in-form Ishan Kishan still in the running, the Pune hitter may have to wait another day. 

Axar Patel 

Axar Patel is a capable left-arm spinner who can also contribute as a bowling all-rounder and even score some important runs deeper down the order. In 13 games while playing for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2022, Axar only managed to take six wickets while scoring 182 runs at a 151.66 strike rate.

He did not perform up to par in the South Africa T20Is either, taking only three wickets in his four games. Patel had the finest chance at this moment to persuade the selectors of his thesis, but he utterly failed to do so. 

Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Kuldeep Yadav will be fierce competitors in the spin department, thus all doors 

Arshdeep Singh

Arshdeep Singh, one of the Punjab Kings' IPL 2022 essential retentions, struggled to make a significant impact in the wickets column, finishing with just 10 takedowns from 14 games. 

The youthful left-arm seamer, however, was able to wow everyone with his death overs mastery, which ultimately assisted the yorker specialist in being selected for the Indian T20I team for the South Africa and Ireland series. 

Arshdeep might not make the cut for India's T20 World Cup team due to the country's strength in the pace department and the acquisition of Umran Malik. He could, however, have the opportunity to play against Ireland in his first international game. 

Venkatesh Iyer 

As an all-rounder in India's T20 World Cup 2022 team, Venkatesh Iyer was previously recommended by several analysts as the ideal successor for Hardik Pandya following his outstanding performance in the IPL 2021, when he scored 370 runs. From that point on, though, the kid lacked consistency. 

Despite being kept on by KKR, the cricketer from MP was unable to match his season's best efforts and could only muster 182 runs at a strike rate of 107.69. Although Venkatesh has been chosen for the Ireland series, he has a very little window of opportunity to establish his worth. 

With Hardik Pandya's return, who appears to be in top shape, it will be very challenging for Venkatesh Iyer to compete in his first big ICC competition while in his present form. 

Ravi Bishnoi 

Similar to Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi's inclusion in the Indian T20 World Cup squad is in jeopardy because he failed to produce anything noteworthy during the IPL. Bishnoi concluded the IPL 2022 season with 13 wickets from 14 games for the newly-inducted Lucknow Super Giants, who were eliminated in the Eliminator. 

The young player was selected for the South Africa T20Is, but was unable to play in a single match to demonstrate his value since the team management preferred to give left-arm spinner Axar Patel more opportunities. 

Even if the leggie has been added for the Ireland series, India already has an overabundance of wrist-spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in addition to the trio of Ravindra Jadeja. The youthful leggie could thus have to wait for his opportunity to represent India in an ICC competition.

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