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‘Harshal Patel is good but THIS is right guy for World Cup,’ Former Indian cricketer upset on squad

Indian pacer Mohammad Shami was named in the stand-by players for the T20 World Cup and this has sparked a debate in the cricket world.

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New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced the Indian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah, who were injured in past month, made it to the team but there is one pacer whose absence in voicing the debate of the selections.

Mohammad Shami named in Stand-by

Indian pacer Mohammad Shami was named in the stand-by players for the T20 World Cup. He has been out of the team since the last world cup and his absence in the current squad has made people questions this decision.

Former India cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth shared his opinion on the situation and said that Shami should have made to the squad.

“If I was the chairman of the selection committee, (Mohammad) Shami is definitely in the team. We are playing in Australia, the guy’s got the real action, the guy’s got bounce, he can bare the moment and he can get on early wickets, so I would have probably got Shami instead of Harshal Patel,” said Srikkanth on Star Sports.

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He said Harshal Patel is good but……..

“Yes, Harshal Patel is a good bowler, no doubt about it, but Mohammad Shami is the right guy, I mean they can say not the scheme of things, he’s only for test cricket or one day cricket but we are playing in Australia. That guy has done well last IPL, so Shami is the must in my team.”

“Mohammad Shami is a frontline bowler. You check his IPL record from last year. Fantastic! He has got early wickets. Who will give (early wickets)?” questioned Srikkanth.

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