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India T20 WC Squad: Harshal Patel Injury, IND vs AUS T20 Series: What comes as good news for fans, Harshal Patel is…

India T20 WC Squad: Harshal Patel Injury, IND vs AUS T20 Series: What comes as good news for fans, Harshal Patel is close to recovery. The pacer missed out on the West Indies tour and the Asia Cup 2022 with a rib injury. However, his recovery progress is good and is likely to come back to the squad against Australia in the T20 series starting September 20. He is still at the NCA and will require a fitness test to be eligible for selection. His recovery is also good news for the selectors ahead of T20 World Cup squad selection. Follow India vs Australia LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“His recovery is going great. In fact, he is very close to recovery. He is still at the NCA and will have a fitness test next week to understand how he is progressing. We hope that he will be available for the Australia series,” a selection committee member told InsideSport.

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His absence at the Asia Cup 2022 was felt badly. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar having a rare off day, Team India struggled against Pakistan. There was not enough experience in the pace bowling department. The situation was further complicated by injury to Jasprit Bumrah. Harshal is expected to play a crucial role in India’s T20 World Cup campaign in

India T20 WC Squad: Good news for fans, Harshal Patel ‘Close to RECOVERY’, likely to COME BACK against Australia, Follow LIVE Updates

India T20 WC Squad: Why Harshal Patel is important to India’s T20 WC campaign? 

  • A late bloomer, Harshal Patel has become India’s specialist T20 bowler in the last one year.
  • Since making his debut against New Zealand in November, he has played most T20I matches for India.
  • Harshal has also been effective in the middle-overs, bagging 23 wickets.
  • In a short span of time, the right-arm pacer has gone to become a permanent member of the T20 format.
  • While there has been a recent dip in form, he is known to be an economical bowler. 
  • On Australian pitches, his variations would be effective.
  • Furthermore, he is a handy batter and his inclusion could strengthen India’s lower order.
  • In case, Jasprit Bumrah misses out, it will be even more important to have him in the squad.
  • Before the T20 World Cup, India play Australia and South Africa at home.
  • If he is fit to play, it will give him good match practice ahead of T20WC.
  • India are due to announce the T20 World Cup squad on September 15 and the BCCI selectors would be hoping that Harshal clears his fitness test by next week.

India T20 WC Squad: Good news for fans, Harshal Patel ‘Close to RECOVERY’, likely to COME BACK against Australia, Follow LIVE Updates

As for Jasprit Bumrah, his recovery is a work in progress. However, the selectors and the BCCI are hopeful that he would be available for T20 World Cup.

“He has made good progress on his recovery. We are in constant touch with the physios. Nitin (Patel) is keeping a regular tab while he is away from NCA. We are hopeful that he will be coming back in Australia or South Africa series and definitely for T20 World Cup. But it’s still too early to say,” a senior BCCI official told InsideSport.

India T20 WC Squad: Good news for fans, Harshal Patel ‘Close to RECOVERY’, likely to COME BACK against Australia, Follow LIVE Updates

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