Updated: 15 June 2022
If the cricket fans thought that with IPL, they had got the complete package for 2022, then the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup is going to be like icing on the cake for them. The 8th edition of the world cup of cricket’s shortest format will take place from 16 Oct- 13 Nov 2022. Defending champions Australia will start as the favorites to defend the title in their backyard.
However, team India, who disappointed everyone with their performance in the 7th edition under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, will be eager to silence their critics. Let us look at the SWOT analysis of team India ahead of the most awaited ICC T20 world cup 2022:
The biggest strength for India will be their batting department. Players such as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, and Suryakumar Yadav will constitute the top and the middle order for the men in blue. The performance of Dinesh Karthik in the recently concluded IPL 2022 was outstanding. He will provide the much-needed firepower at the lower middle order.
They have the inform Hardik Pandya and the ever-dangerous Rishabh Pant to add to the list. To sum it up, India will have one of the most dangerous batting line-ups, which will be their biggest strength.
Although, the ICC T20 world cup 2022 is around 5 months away. Still, if we have to point out the weakness for India, then it has to be the lack of form of their premier batsman Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. These superstars and one of the most successful T20 batters globally had a fairly below-average IPL.
This can cause concern for team India, considering the importance they have in the team. However, the world cup is still a little far, and both these batsmen will be eager to get back in form before the ICC T20 world cup 2022.
The bowling department will have the best opportunity to rise to the occasion in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Umran Malik, the new sensation in world cricket and the fastest bowler, will have a tremendous opportunity to utilize the pace and bounce of the Australian wickets.
He, along with Jaspreet Burmah and Shami, can prove very lethal for the opponents. Then, they have Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, who have performed exceptionally well in the IPL 2022. All these key bowlers will have a great opportunity to restrict the opponents.
The biggest threat for India will be their fear of failure. In the last few years, we have witnessed the men in blue have panicked in the crucial matches of the ICC events. Who can forget the previous T20 world cup match against the arch-rivals Pakistan, where they surrendered to the hands of the opponents. India should take every match as a regular T20 game. This will release a lot of stress and help them overcome their fear of failure.