Will Deepak Chahar Play In T20 World Cup 2022? : 20 February 2022 – Deepak Chahar’s last game before he was down with a quadriceps injury that ruled him out of the IPL his return to the Indian team. Then while training at the NCA, he did his back in which further ruled him out for another couple of months of top-level game time.
In the meantime, other pacers performed well and staked claim for a place in the T20 World Cup squad.
Deepak chahar marked his return with a terrific new-ball spell – dismissing Zimbabwe’s top-three in a match-winning 7-over-on-a-trot bowling spell. As he said, he has “started where I had left off”. Even before he made his return in Harare, Chahar had already been named in the standys for the Asia Cup later this month.
Although it might seem a bit late now for Chahar to push out others who have almost secured their place in the T20 World Cup squad, the 30-year-old isn’t thinking about what will happen, but is focused on only now.
“That [World Cup selection] is not in my hands. Skill-wise, though, I have worked really hard. There I can say I have probably started where I had left off. After the first over [when I had the run-up issue], rest whatever I bowled, I was happy. It was a seven-over spell, so the fitness is good,” Chahar said.
He had played some practice games before this tour, which, he revealed, was told to him that it will be his comeback series.
“I knew I’d make my comeback in this series so I started loading my body according to that. I played all the practice games and bowled more than six over. The day I started bowling, in the first session I bowled six overs. When you know you’re going to play one-dayers, your workload is always like that. So before I came here, I played 2-3 practice games where I’d bowled 10 overs,” he said.
Chahar dismissed all three of Zimbabwe’s top-order – openers Innocent Kaia and Tadiwanashe Marumani edged Chahar’s swinging and seaming deliveries to wicket-keeper Sanju Samson while number 3 batsman, Wesley Madhevere, was trapped lbw by one that swung into his pads.
Chahar talked about his plans: “My plan is always simple. When the ball is swinging, try to bowl fuller length and take as many wickets as possible. When the ball is not swinging, then there is a Plan B or Plan C. Today when I bowled, it swung for six-seven overs, so I had a simple plan: bowl full, mix the swing and confuse the batsmen.”