The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, announced that the All-India Senior Selection Committee after a discussion with the Indian team management has added Shardul Thakur to the main squad.
All-rounder Akshar Patel, who was part of the 15-member squad will now be on the list of standby players.
The BCCI also confirmed that some players from the ongoing IPL 2021 will be joining the team bubble in Dubai and assist Team India in their preparations. These players are Avesh Khan, Umran Malik, Harshal Patel, Lukman Meriwala, Venkatesh Iyer, Karn Sharma, Shahbaz Ahmed, and K. Gowtham.
Updated India’s squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2021:
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
Stand-by players: Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Akshar Patel