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'It should have been R Ashwin or Rahul Chahar': Fans question decision to replace Axar Patel with Shardul Thakur

In the latest turn of events, the All-India Senior Selection Committee in discussion with the team management has brought in Shardul Thakur who was first a stand-by player into the 15-member squad.

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bowler has, however, now replaced all-rounder Axar Patel, who was part of the squad and now added to the list of stand-by players.

India's squad for ICC T20 World Cup: 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

Soon after the news of the same was out, netizens started questioning the selection committee asking why Axar Patel was removed to accommodate 'Lord' Shardul Thakur.

According to cricket fans, they feel Axar's form in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been good and not him but, not so in form spinner R Ashwin and Rahul Chahar could be removed instead.

Team India has also kept the following cricketers to assist them in their preparations: Avesh Khan, Umran Malik, Harshal Patel, Lukman Meriwala, Venkatesh Iyer, Karn Sharma, Shahbaz Ahmed and K. Gowtham.

Source : DNA India