ICC World T20 2022 – 5 Players who played in the 2021 edition of the championship but will miss out in 2022
India named an 18-man squad for the T20 World Cup in 2021. Except for three or four players, the majority of the players did not do well throughout the event. Every Indian wants to erase the sour memories of the T20 World Cup 2021, which passed like a nightmare for the entire country because it was the first time Pakistan defeated India in the ICC T20 World Cup.
It was the heaviest defeat for India versus Pakistan. If our team loses against anyone else, Indians are unconcerned, but if India loses to Pakistan, the entire country erupts. After losing to Pakistan, India couldn’t get back on track, falling to New Zealand in the next match. Despite being in the easier group, India placed third in the T20 world cup 2021. India had to rely on Afghanistan reaching the semifinals. Overall, this was India’s lowest T20 World Cup performance.
If a team loses consecutive games, all fingers are pointed at the selectors and captain. The BCCI and Virat Kohli experienced the same thing. After losing to his archrival Pakistan, everyone began to attack the BCCI and then skipper Virat Kohli for their selections. With the next World T20 championship coming up, the teams will have a chance to do better with their selection and while there are some players who will be retained after their performances in the previous edition of the tournament, some players will miss out and in this article, we are going to talk about 5 such players.
Number 1. Rahul Chahar
Picking Rahul Chahar over the renowned star Yuzvendra Chahal created quite a stir. The BCCI’s and Virat Kohli’s decision stunned everyone. The significant feature is that the IPL finished before the commencement of the T20 World Cup 2021, and Yuzvendra Chahal took 18 wickets, making him the second-highest wicket-taker for the RCB after Harshal Patel. Rahul Chahar, on the other hand, had only taken 13 wickets.
When asked why he chose Rahul Chahar over Yuzvendra Chahal, Virat Kohli responded that UAE wickets are sluggish, thus Rahul Chahar will be more impactful than Yuzvendra Chahal on these types of surfaces because Rahul Chahar bowls with a little more pace. Except for the practice match against Australia, Chahar was unable to make an impression. Spinners are crucial on UAE grounds, but India’s spinners were inconsistent throughout the tournament.
Chahar’s recent performance in the IPL 2022 hasn’t been too impressive. He has 14 wickets in 13 games with a 7.71 economy and a 25.71 average. Chahar is unlikely to play, especially as Yuzi Chahal is one of the tournament’s leading wicket-takers.
Number 2. Dwayne Bravo
The Trinidadian-born cricketer is regarded as one of the best all-rounders in T20 cricket. In comparison to international matches, he attracted a lot of attention in T20 competitions all over the world.
Bravo made his international debut against England on April 18, 2004, and has been a fixture on the cricket pitch ever since, providing multiple match-winning performances. He appeared in 295 matches for the West Indies, scoring 6423 runs and taking 363 wickets. Despite his ups and downs in his career, he left an indelible mark on international cricket.
Bravo has played in six World Cups for his country. He did not perform to his capacity in the T20 World Cup 2021, and after the West Indies were eliminated from the league stages, he opted to retire from international cricket.
Number 3. Tom Curran
This Cape Town native plays for England in international cricket. The medium-pacer is well-known for his lethal yorkers and hard-hitting ability down in the order. However, despite possessing a huge amount of talent, he has yet to demonstrate his potential in major matches.
This tall and lanky bowler earned his debut England cap against South Africa on June 23, 2017, and quickly rose to international prominence. He has appeared in 60 England matches, capturing 65 wickets and scoring 433 runs.
He took over for his brother Sam Curran, who was ruled out of the T20 World Cup 2021 owing to a back injury. He didn’t have many chances to play, and when he did, he wasn’t very effective.
Number 4. Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard is a devastating all-rounder in limited-overs cricket. Since making his international debut against South Africa in 2007, he has scored 4275 runs in 224 matches, with three centuries and 19 half-centuries. Aside from that, he has 97 wickets.
Pollard is a T20 specialist, but his last T20 World Cup did not go well. He captained the West Indies team, which did not do well in the T20 World Cup 2021 and was eliminated in the league stage.
Failure to win major tournaments, poor form, and disagreements with the West Indies Cricket Board forced him to retire from international cricket on April 20, 2022.
Number 5. Tymal Mills
This Yorkshire-born left-arm seamer has immense potential, but injuries have kept him out of action for the majority of his international career. Tymal Mills is well-known for his slower balls and lethal yorkers. He’s an excellent death bowler.
After earning his maiden England cap against Sri Lanka in 2016, he played only 12 T20s for England, taking 11 wickets. He was the equal leading wicket-taker for England in the T20 World Cup 2021, returning to the England side after a five-year absence.
Mills had to withdraw from the T20 World Cup last year owing to a thigh strain injury. He was a member of the Mumbai Indians’ IPL squad. He has taken six wickets at a high economy rate of 11.17 in five games so far. Mills hasn’t looked his best recently and could miss the T20 World Cup in 2022.