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Shardul Thakur has taken 13 wickets for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL since the tournament resumed in the UAE in September; watch the T20 World Cup live on Sky Sports from October 17th; India’s first game against Pakistan in Dubai on October 24

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Shardul Thakur replaced Axar Patel in India’s 15-man squad for T20 World Cup

Sewing pitcher Shardul Thakur replaced left arm spinner Axar Patel in India’s 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup.

Thakur was on the reserve when India announced its preliminary squad last month, but has now been added to the main group, with Axar joining Deepak Chahar and Shreyas Iyer on the waiting list.

Thakur has won 13 wickets for the IPL Chennai Super Kings finalists since the T20 tournament resumed in the United Arab Emirates in September, bringing his total for the season to 18 in 15 games.

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The 29-year-old could be an option as a versatile bowling player for India in the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates if Hardik Pandya, who has not played in the IPL this season, plays in as a specialist hitter.

Axar’s omission leaves Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar and Varun Chakravarthy as India’s frontline spin options for the tournament.

India’s first game is against Pakistan in Dubai on October 24, before further group matches against New Zealand, Afghanistan and two playoffs.

Indian team T20 for the World Cup: Virat Kohli (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Mohammad Shami, Rohit Sharma, Sharydul Thakur, Surydul

Reserves: Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel

Additional players in the team bubble: Avesh Khan, Umran Malik, Harshal Patel, Lukman Meriwala, Venkatesh Iyer, Karn Sharma, Shahbaz Ahmed, K Gowtham

Watch the T20 World Cup live on Sky Sports between October 17 and November 14.

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