Updated: 13 June 2022
The most awaited ICC event of this year, the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, is just around the corner. Scheduled to take place in the month of Oct-Nov. The marquee event will be the 8th time when all the teams will fight to lift the trophy. The defending champions Australia will host this year’s T20 world cup. Team India, who won the inaugural season, will like to silence their critics for their poor performance in the 7th edition of the T20 world cup.
Rohit Sharma, the newly appointed captain of the Indian Cricket team across all formats, will have his task cut out to end team India’s drought in the ICC events in the last few years. Can team India, under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, win the ICC T20 world cup 2022? Let’s try to analyze this burning issue.
Rohit Sharma’s Stats As A Captain in T20I
It’s a no-brainer that Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain in the IPL. Under his captaincy, MI has won 5 IPL trophies. He has led Mumbai Indians in 143 innings, winning 79 and losing 60. His win percentage in the IPL is close to 57. Talking about his captaincy record in T20, Rohit Sharma led India has won 24 matches out of 28, with a phenomenal win percentage of 86. These stats suggest that Rohit Sharma is one of the most suitable captains to lead India in the T20 format.
However, the IPL 2022 was a season to forget for the swashbuckling captain of MI. Under his captaincy, Mumbai could manage to win just 4 matches from the 14 games, and they finished the IPL 2022 points table at the bottom position. This sudden dip in the performance of Rohit Sharma, as the captain, can be a reason to worry. But, given his immense wealth of experience, and leading quality players, we expect Rohit Sharma to bounce back in the Indian colors.
Finding The Right Team Balance
Rohit Sharma is regarded as a calm captain who knows how to get the best out of the players. His biggest challenge in the upcoming ICC T20 world cup 2022 will be to form a team that has the potential to outsmart all other teams. From the openers to the middle order, followed by the bowlers. If he can Marshell his troops well, it can prove to be a deciding factor for team India.
Setting A Perfect Example
The captain is responsible for taking the team forward and acting as a guiding force. Rohit Sharma is arguably one of the best T20 batsmen in the world. His performance at the top of the order for team India is excellent. Talking about the stats of the Hitman, he has accumulated 3313 runs in 117 innings at an average of 32 and a strike rate of 140. The aggressive start that Rohit Sharma has provided at the top of the order has often helped the team to score big runs and chase big totals with ease. If Rohit provides the same start in the T20 world cup, it will make things easy for India.
Overall, Rohit Sharma has the potential to make India lift the ICC T20 world cup 2022. If the team can handle the big match pressure, they are clearly the team to watch in the 8th edition of the ICC T20 world cup.