Favours and Challenges for Team India in T20 World Cup 2022: India Squad
To compete for the prestigious World Cup trophy, all the squads are set to come on the ground. India has announced their star players, a 15-member squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. For the forthcoming mega cricket event, the India squad has several surprise inclusions where a few senior players are retained. Due to a knee injury during the Asia Cup, Ravindra Jadeja has missed the upcoming tournament which may be or may not be unfortunate for the squad; the pacer Jasprit Bumrah is now officially ruled out of the T20 world cup squad due to an injury.
For the upcoming matches, the team has included the pacers Arsheep Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the all-rounder Hardik Pandya. R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Axar Patel are the spinners in the squad.
To score higher, the batting lineup for India is Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, and Dinesh Karthik. The name of the standby players includes Mohammad Shami, Deepak Chahar, Ravi Bishnoi, and Shreyas Iyer.
Let’s know about the strength, weaknesses and challenges of the India squad for the upcoming matches in the T20 World Cup 2022.
India Squad: Strength for the T20 World Cup
For the Indian team, their strength has always lain in the powerful batting. The top order batters, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli are efficient in setting the game to pick the pace to hit the ball a long way and can win the match single-handedly. Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj, and Arshdeep are a big plus for the team in the death bowling.
India Squad: Weakness for the T20 World Cup
For the playing XI, the India team can opt to add one more spinner as an option. Although Hooda and Chahal are on the team this might not be enough for the team for a spin bowling attack. Altering the combination with Axar Patel in absence of Jadeja can be a point of concern for the team.
Challenges for India Squad in T20 World Cup 2022
For the Indian team, the major challenge is the frequent injuries of the players. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) manages the load very efficiently but due to ongoing and upcoming series, more players are likely to get injured. In the T20 format, Harshal Patel and Bumrah are known to be the top bowlers and recently, both of them have recuperated from the injury. Harshal is still looking to get back his prime form while Bumrah is out of the T20 world cup due to injury. For the upcoming matches, there are multiple high-profile players which can be challenging for the team.
Opportunities for Team India in the World Cup
The upcoming matches in the tournament will bring a lot of opportunities for team India. Rishabh Pant has been back in the team for different matches for a long time and this could be the high time for him to prove his worth in the T20 format. The absence of a left-hander in the top 4 works in his favor. On the global stage, Harshal Patel and Deepak Hooda are fresh names and would be eager to show their potential to the world.
The top order opening batters, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have previously bagged the World Cup and Champions Trophy. Who doesn’t want to lift the trophy? They’ll surely put their efforts to get the trophy as they are part of the leadership groups.
Schedule of the Indian Cricket Team at the ICC T20 World Cup 2022:
|23rd October 2022||India vs Pakistan||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|27th October 2022||India vs A2||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|30th October 2022||India vs South Africa||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|2nd November 2022||India vs Bangladesh||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|6th November 2022||India vs B2||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
Indian Squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2022
- Rohit Sharma (Captain)
- KL Rahul (Vice-Captain)
- Virat Kohli
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Rishabh Pant
- Dinesh Karthik
- Deepak Hooda
- Hardik Pandya
- Axar Patel
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Mohd Siraj
- Arshdeep Singh
- Harshal Patel
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- Yuzvendra Chahal
With the T20 World Cup 2022 coming nearer, all the squads are warming up for the upcoming tournament and gearing up for winning the trophy. With the inclusion and replacement of a few players in the team, it can be risky enough for the teams or it can turn the tables. Playing in the ODI series against Australia and playing against South Africa can work as a warmup for India to face their rivals for the World Cup tournament.
The probable playing XI is likely to be changed if any listed player gets injured. To keep you updated with the latest cricket news, we serve you 24*7.
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