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T20 World Cup: Shardul Thakur’s big wish comes true as India pacer will fly to Australia as reserve player, Mohammad Shami and Mohammed Siraj to take same flight on Thursday

T20 World Cup: Shardul Thakur’s big wish comes true as India pacer will fly to Australia as reserve player, Mohammad Shami and Mohammed Siraj to take same flight on Thursday

T20 World Cup: Injuries have been a huge problem for Team India ahead of the World Cup. The injuries are not only limited to core T20 WC squad players, but also to the reserve player. Likewise, Deepak Chahar, who was one of the reserve players, has been ruled out of the ICC event. As per […]

T20 World Cup: Injuries have been a huge problem for Team India ahead of the World Cup. The injuries are not only limited to core T20 WC squad players, but also to the reserve player. Likewise, Deepak Chahar, who was one of the reserve players, has been ruled out of the ICC event. As per reports, Shardul Thakur  has replaced Chahar and will be taking the flight to Australia alongside Mohammad Shami and Mohammed Siraj on Thursday. It is a dream come true for Shardul, who had recently expressed his disappointment of missing the World Cup. Follow India T20 World Cup squad live updates with InsideSport.IN

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T20 World Cup: Shardul Thakur’s big wish comes true as India pacer will fly to Australia as reserve player, Mohammad Shami and Mohammed Siraj to take same flight on Thursday

The trio is expected to join the Indian team squad Down Under at Perth. The team, which reached last week, has been playing practice matches and breaking lot of sweat at practice in the venue as well.

In all of this, one can consider Shardul to be lucky in boarding the flight. He came into the picture when Chahar was ruled out. Interestingly, just a couple of days back before the India vs South Africa second ODI, Shardul expressed his disappointment of missing on the squad. He had said “There is definitely disappointment. It’s every player’s dream to play and win a World Cup.”

T20 World Cup: Shardul Thakur’s big wish comes true as India pacer will fly to Australia as reserve player, Mohammad Shami and Mohammed Siraj to take same flight on Thursday

In fact, he was targeting the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India. But his big wish has definitely come true to a certain extent. He might not be in the core squad yet for the T20 World Cup, but this a definitely a step in the right path as far as his World Cup ambitions are concerned.

As for Chahar, it is a massive disappointment. The speedster was being looked at a potential replacement for Jasprit Bumrah, but the back injury seems to have been a bigger problem than expected. Despite the latter being ruled out around a week ago, India have not named his replacement. They need to do so before October 15.

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T20 World Cup: Shardul Thakur’s big wish comes true as India pacer will fly to Australia as reserve player, Mohammad Shami and Mohammed Siraj to take same flight on Thursday

With Shami, Siraj and Shardul heading to Australia together, one of them will grab the replacement spot. It us just a matter of formality with Shami set to be named as Bumrah’s replacement. With the kind of experience Shami brings to the table, he is the best candidate.

There is a great chance that Shami would play the opening game against Pakistan on October 23 at the MCG. However, the team management will be eager to check upon his fitness as India play two practice matches after he lands in Australia. They face Australia and New Zealand in October 17 and 19 respectively.

T20 World Cup: Shardul Thakur’s big wish comes true as India pacer will fly to Australia as reserve player, Mohammad Shami and Mohammed Siraj to take same flight on Thursday

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