T20 World Cup: Another Delhi Capitals player snubbed, Axar Patel SHOCKINGLY dropped from India’s WC squad

In what comes as another shock to DC, spinner Axar Patel was replaced by standby player Shardul Thakur by the Indian team management on Wednesday. This comes even as Axar picked 9 wickets in 7 matches with a brilliant economy in the UAE leg of IPL 2021. Adding fuel to the fire, in-form Shreyas Iyer remained on the standby list despite his good run in IPL 2021 Phase 2. Meanwhile, the selectors remained unimpressed with Shikhar Dhawan despite 500+ runs for consecutive IPL seasons.

Earlier today, DC co-owner Parth Jindal had shared a special tweet in support of the DC players.

“All the best to the boys in blue today @DelhiCapitals – everyone has worked extremely hard over the last few years to get this group of players together and I have no doubt that this team can go out there and make us proud today – let’s win this for all the fans – Roar Macha,” he wrote on the micro-blogging website.

Despite a string of good performances, Axar Patel has been pushed to the reserves with Shardul Thakur being promoted to India’s T20 World Cup squad.

However, Hardik Pandya’s poor form and fitness notwithstanding, he has retained his place in the squad. Varun Chakravarthy, the other question mark in the squad, for his injury, has kept his place.

Shreyas Iyer failed to break in the main squad despite his match-winning knocks for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021 Phase 2. He helped DC successfully chase down targets against MI, SRH and RR in the UAE leg.

Despite continuing to perform with the bat, Dhawan failed to leave an impression on the selectors. One of the top run-scorers of IPL 2021, the left-hander scored 500+ runs for the consecutive season in IPL 2021.

Meanwhile, RCB spinner & India’s highest wicket-taker in T20I, Chahal, who impressed in the UAE leg, failed to make cut in the India squad for T20 World Cup. The wrist-spinner took as many as 14 wickets in the last 7 matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore, shockingly was not even considered for a standby role.