ICC T20 World Cup 2022: The ICC T20 World Cup will be played in Australia from 16 October 2022 to 13 November 2022.
ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Team India has been announced for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Along with this, in the meeting of the Indian Selection Committee held on Monday, the team for the T20 to be played against Australia and South Africa was also announced. T20 World Cup 2022 Team India Squad: BCCI has announced Team India for the T20 World Cup to be held in October. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and death overs specialist Harshal Patel have returned to the team. Both are likely to play for India’s team for the upcoming T20 World Cup starting on October 16 in Australia. India is going to play its first match against Pakistan on 23 October. Two players, fast bowler Avesh Khan and leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi were left out of making a place in the World Cup team. However, the place of senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was confirmed in the team.
The Indian squad for ICC T20 World Cup is as follows
- Rohit Sharma (Captain)
- KL Rahul (Vice-Captain)
- Virat Kohli
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Deepak Hooda
- Rishabh Pant (WK)
- Dinesh Karthik (WK)
- Hardik Pandya
- R Ashwin
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Axar Patel
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Harshal Patel
- Arshdeep Singh
Apart from these standby players
- Mr. Shami
- Shreyas Iyer
- Ravi Bishnoi
- Deepak Chahar
India Team for T20 World Cup 2022
Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
India will play T20 series against Australia and South Africa before the World Cup
Before the T20 World Cup starts, the Indian team will play a 3-match T20 series with world champions Australia. After the completion of the T20 series with Australia, the Indian team will go on a tour of South Africa, where the team will play a three-match T20 and ODI series.
India Squad T20 World Cup: Team India has been announced for the T20 World Cup 2022. There are not many surprising names in the 15-man team (India Squad for T20 World Cup) led by Rohit Sharma. KL Rahul has been retained as the vice-captain, while Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav will be the key members of the batting order.
However, the wicketkeeper-batsman debate is likely to continue in Australia as both Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik have found a place in the T20 World Cup India squad. In the absence of injured Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya will be Team India’s prominent all-rounder and if he is not available for any reason, Axar Patel will replace him.
Among the bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, and Arshdeep Singh will be the four pacers. Yuzvendra Chahal will be the lead spinner in Team India’s team for the T20 World Cup. Ravichandran Ashwin and left-arm spinner Axar are other options for slow bowling. But we will talk about the four players who could not make it to the main squad in this T20 World Cup.
Stand by Players
The four players who have been kept on stand-by this time in the team include veteran fast bowler Mohammed Shami. Apart from this, the other three reserve players are Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, and seamer Deepak Chahar.
Fast bowler Deepak Chahar has been named as one of the four standby players in the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup. He could have been a strong contender for a place on the main team. However, he has played very little cricket since he was injured during the white-ball series against the West Indies earlier this year.
In fact, he made his return to international cricket during the ODI series in Zimbabwe last month. It was a memorable comeback as Chahar took three wickets for 27 runs and was named player of the match. However, many experts were of the view that only one of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Chahar could fit into India’s World Cup squad, as they are similar bowlers. The selectors decided to go with the experienced Bhuvi.
Chahar would consider himself a bit unlucky as he has impressed with his performances in both T20Is and ODIs during his short international career. The 30-year-old has picked up 26 wickets in 21 T20Is at an average of 23.34. Deepak Chahar is a better white-ball batsman than Bhuvneshwar, who has two ODI fifties to his name.
Sanju Samson did nothing wrong to be dropped from Team India’s T20 World Cup squad. He has registered scores of 39, 18, 77, 30*, and 15 since his return to the T20 side earlier this year. In ODIs this year, he has scored 12, 54, 6*, 43*, and 13 runs.
Apart from this, he has been brilliant behind the wickets as well. He has taken some great catches while keeping wickets. His full-length dive went viral during the first ODI of the series in West Indies. It was the last ball of the match and the extra runs could have cost India. But Samson’s heroism ensured the Men in Blue a three-run victory.
But unfortunately, this player from Kerala was not given preference because of Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik. There is bound to be some criticism over Pant’s selection in India’s squad for the T20 World Cup, as his performance in the T20 format has not been exceptional. However, the left-hander has a plus point for being the only left-handed batsman on the team, which cannot be ignored. So, Samson will have to make way, although the decision may seem a bit harsh.
Young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi will be the saddest of all the players who have not been able to make it to the main dal. Though he has been named as one of the standbys in Team India’s T20 World Cup 2022 squad, many experts feel that he should be in the 15-man squad. However, the Indian selectors have upvoted Ashwin’s experience while he has not been very impressive in his recent T20 performances. Since making his T20I debut against West Indies in February this year, Bishnoi has picked up 16 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 17.12 and an economy rate of 7.08.
Even though Mohammed Shami hasn’t played in the T20 format since the 2021 World Cup match against Namibia, Mohammed Shami has had a stellar IPL 2022, where he picked up 20 wickets and was the top wicket for eventual champions Gujarat Titans. He emerged as the pick bowler. Despite this, Shami has not been considered suitable for selection in the shortest format of the game for more than a year. Though he is set to feature in the T20I squad against Australia and South Africa, he has only been added as a standby for the T20 World Cup 2022.
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