Xtra Time Web Desk: In what comes as a huge relief for the Indian team management, both Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah have cleared the fitness test at National Cricket Academy and looks set to be included for the T20 World Cup squad. The selectors have assessed the fitness test of Bumrah and Harshal on Saturday. The Medical staff of BCCI are also satisfied with their progress. They will now be available for the selection for T20 World Cup Squad as well as series against Australia.
The selectors will see the progress of Bumrah and Harshal in the upcoming home T20I series against Australia and South Africa. Both will be made to play the matches against the visiting sides.
Now the question is who gets dropped from the squad which recently too part in Asia Cup 2022. The axe in all likelihood will fall on Avesh Khan who looked unimpressive in Dubai. Selectors are also thinking to recall Mohammed Shami in the squad which will mean one of the other pacer from the Asia Cup squad will make way for him.
The Asia Cup squad had four pacers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan and all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Selectors are likely to include both Bumrah and Harshal in India squad for T20 World Cup.
The selection committee meeting is likely to take place either on September 15 or on September 16.