ICC T20 World Cup: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has admitted that it was a very difficult decision to keep a player like Yuzvendra Chahal out of the team for the ICC T20 World Cup. He told on Saturday that Rahul Chahar has been selected due to the condition of UAE and the speed in bowling on the slow pitches there.
Rahul Chahar, who plays for Rajasthan in domestic cricket, has taken 13 wickets in 11 matches for Mumbai Indians (MI) this season, but he did not find a place in the team in all matches of the second phase of the IPL. At the same time, Chahal took 18 wickets in 15 matches and after Harshal Patel (32 wickets), he took the most wickets for RCB.
Kohli has said before the World Cup that it was a very challenging decision for us, but we chose Rahul because if seen in the past, he has performed very well. He told that Chahar’s performance was discussed in the selection committee meeting.
Defending fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kohli said, ‘His economy rate is very good. Experience comes in handy in times of pressure. In our last match of IPL, saw how Bhuvi bowled against AB de Villiers who is one of the most dangerous two or three finishers in T20 cricket in the world.
Let us tell you that India is going to start its campaign against Pakistan in the World Cup. The match of both the teams will be played on 24 October at the International Cricket Ground in Dubai.