Mumbai Indians cricketer Rahul Chahar is in contention to join the India team for the upcoming T20I series against England following injuries from other players. Virat Kohli’s team is set to take three Lions in five Twenty20 matches after the conclusion of the Test series. All games of the shorter formats are to be played at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. India vs England T20I 2021 Schedule: Get fixtures, time table with match time in IST and place details.
Rahul Chahar, who was one of the two stand-by players of the Indian team during the Test series, is queuing up to receive a call-up for T20I due to concerns over the fitness of Varun Chakraborty and Rahul Tewatia. The Rajasthan spinner made his debut for the national team in 2019, but has not played since. India first playing XI for T20I vs England.
The 21-year-old has been a part of the Indian team’s bubble and is expected to be a direct replacement. According to CricbuzzThe spinner also attended the training session on 8 March (Monday) and is an automatic option to replace Waran Chakraborty or Rahul Tewatia in the national team’s set up.
Rahul Chahar with Indian team
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KS Bharat, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shahbaz Nadeem and Priyank Panchal were the other standby players for the Test series but have been released for the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, however, Rahul Chahar has kept up with the team.
Rahul Chahar has impressed in the shorter format of the game with Mumbai Indians, playing a key role in Rohit Sharma’s back-to-back title win of the team.
According to reports, the two Chakravartis, Teotia, failed the first fitness test held at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore last month. It is understood that Rahul Tewatia is also a part of the Indian team bubble in Ahmedabad, however, Chakraborty was not part of the training and has been asked to check into NCA to work on his fitness goals.
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