Mumbai: The All-India Senior Selection Committee after a discussion with the team management has added Shardul Thakur to the main squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
All-rounder Axar Patel, who was part of the 15-member squad will now be on the list of standby players.
India’s squad for ICC T20 World Cup now includes 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 Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami.
While the Stand-by players list includes the names of Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Axar Patel.
India will open its T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan on October 24 in Dubai. After the upcoming T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli will be stepping down as the side’s captain in the shortest format.
(Inputs from ANI)