‘Why Shami not there?’: Madan Lal on Indian pacer’s snub from T20 World Cup 15-man squad | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricketer Madan Lal expressed his dissatisfaction with Mohammad Chami‘s snob of the next ICC T20 World Cup 15 man team.
Experienced Indian pacer Shami failed to make the cut in the squad but will head to Australia on standby.
After last year’s T20 World Cup, he was out of India’s T20I schedule. However, after the team’s poor show in the 2022 Asian Cup, he was called up to the squad for the South Africa and Australia T20I series.
Madan Lal suggested that Shami should have been chosen for the T20 WC team as the conditions in Australia will help him.
“He (Shami) is your big game bowler. And in Australia he could be very important. I don’t understand why he’s not in the 15-man squad. He’s kind of a bowler who, in the first three overs, can get you wickets,” Madan Lal told IANS.


India’s squad for the T20 World Cup

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Shami played just 17 T20Is for India after making his international debut in 2013. In IPL 2022, the 32-year-old took 20 wickets in 16 matches and played a crucial role in Gujarat’s title triumph Titans in their first season.
“You see, you need a good bowling unit if you want to win the tournament. It doesn’t matter if your team scores 180 but you don’t have a good bowling unit to defend it. They (India) picked three spinners for australia i don’t think odd day or wicket spinners they can be useful but for the whole tournament you need a strong australia bowling unit.

“I’m happy that Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel are back on the team. Their fitness will also be monitored in future playoffs. Arshdeep Singh is learning well, Bhuvi is there too but India should have added Shami to the squad. He’s your experienced bowler and the conditions Down Under can help him.”
Asked about India’s batting order and KL Rahul’s form, the member of the 1983 World Cup winning squad said: “He will be fine and can make a comeback, I’m sure.

“Virat Kohli was also struggling but he made a solid comeback and Rahul is also a good hitter and can turn things around for India. I’m not very concerned about India’s batting order They’re all fine,” he said.
“In addition, India should learn from Sri Lanka as they played in the Asian Cup final. Despite losing five wickets for 50, they kept fighting and made a good total at the end.”
Indian squad for the ICC T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh pants (wicket keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket keeper), Hardik PandyaR Ashwin, Yuzvendra ChahalAxar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Waiting players: Mohd Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.

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