The BCCI announced the Indian team squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021 tournament on September 8, 2021. The T20 World Cup will be played from October 17 onwards and will be hosted by India in UAE and Oman. The final of the tournament will be played on November 14.
There were a few surprises in the India squad as it saw the return of off-spinner R Ashwin in the white-ball plans, while Akshar Patel was also included in the main squad. Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer was expected to make the 15-member squad but was instead named in the reserve players.
While some of the players saw their dream come true of participating in an ICC event while playing for India, there were some players who were not included, even in the reserve players which surprised not only the Indian fans but cricket experts as well.
TEAM COC takes a look at five such players who were unlucky to make the cut in the main Team India squad for the T20 World Cup 2021.
(Note: Teams are allowed to make changes to their squad till October 10, without injuries)