Srinagar , September 08: In a major surprise seasoned offspinner R Ashwin made comeback into Team India T20 squad as India on Wednesday, 8 September announced their 15-member squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. MS Dhoni has been announced as team mentor.
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami.
Virat Kohli’s side will open their campaign in a blockbuster Super12 encounter against Pakistan in Dubai on 24 October.
Apart from Pakistan, India have been pooled with Afghanistan and New Zealand in Group 2, as well as two sides who progress from Round 1 of the tournament, beginning on 17 October.
The top two teams in each group of the Super12 stage progress to the semi-finals, with the final set to be played in Dubai on 14 November.