Abu Dhabi:Injury-battered Indian spinner Varun Chakraborty was ruled out of the ICC T20 World Cup match against Afghanistan here on Wednesday due to unfitness.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement, “Varun Chakraborty has a calf injury on his left leg. He was not available for selection in this match.

Chakraborty could not take a single wicket in two matches of the T20 World Cup. Even if he was not injured, he was unlikely to find a place in the playing XI as the batsmen of both the Pakistan and New Zealand teams did not face any problem in facing him.

Varun Chakraborty’s fitness was well answered today but the team management was also very upset with his form. He could not take a single wicket in the first two matches against Pakistan and New Zealand. He conceded 33 runs in 4 overs against Pakistan. At the same time, they were a little economical in front of New Zealand but they did not get any success. Chakraborty conceded 23 runs in 4 overs.

It is said that one’s loss is another’s gain. Something similar happened with R Ashwin. Ravichandran Ashwin, who played his last international match as the World Test Championship in June, finally got a chance to play international matches after four and a half months.

Ashwin is playing a limited overs match after four years. He played the last limited overs match for India against West Indies in 2017.

Ravichandran Ashwin has taken the highest number of wickets for India in T20 World Cup so far. He has taken 20 wickets at an average of 16.70 for Team India in 15 matches of 3 World Cups.

His economy has also been fine in the T20 World Cup from 2012 to 2016. He has conceded runs at an economy of just 6.18. His best performance in the T20 World Cup was taking 4 wickets for 11 runs. He is ranked 15th in the list of highest wicket-takers in the T20 World Cup. And no Indian bowler is close to him in terms of wickets in the current squad. He has taken 52 wickets in 46 T20 matches.

Akash Gokhe

By Akash Gokhe

Akash is the Founder and Writer of the Sports Platform website. He conceived the idea of starting a Sports Platform website to channelize his love, passion, and emotions for the game of cricket and to connect other like-minded people on the platform.

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