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T20 World Cup 2022: Can Team India Win The Trophy After Their Poor Performance In The Asia Cup? The Asia Cup 2022 was expected to be a dress rehearsal for team India for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022, but how they have performed has created a lot of concerns for them.

Their early exit after back to back loss against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2022 has raised a few questions. Will the men in blue, led by Rohit Sharma, learn from their mistakes, perform better, and win their second ICC T20 World Cup title?

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Analyzing The Performance Of Team India In Asia Cup 2022

India was touted to be among the top 2 teams in the Asia Cup 2022. But, throughout the tournament, they seemed off track. The poor performance of the pace attack was the main reason for India’s downfall.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceded a lot of runs in the 19th over of both the games against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which was among the primary reasons India lost both matches. Young Arshdeep Singh did a good job in the slog overs, but he conceded too many runs during the power play.

The batters performed reasonably well. The biggest positive India can take from the Asia Cup 2022 is the return in the form of Virat Kohli. He scored the much-awaited century after a span of more than 1000 days.

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Kohli scored 276 runs in 5 innings, including 2 half centuries and 1 century. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul also contributed to the team. The other batters chipped in with crucial knocks in key stages of the match. Overall, it was the bowlers that led India down in the tournament.

Team India Squad For T20 World Cup 2022

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dinesh Karthik, Deepak Hooda, Jaspreet Bumrah, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh,

Reserve players- Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar, Md Shami & Shreyas Iyer.

Does India Have The Calibre To Win The ICC T20 World Cup 2022?

There is no doubt that India is one of the most dangerous teams in the T20 format. They have a few players who can change the course of the games in just a few balls. The return in the form of Virat Kohli is a great sign for team India, as he is an important member of the batting order.

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KL Rahul came back after months of a break due to injury. In the starting, he was slugging, but the knock against Afghanistan will give them a lot of confidence. They have batters like Surya Kumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, and Dinesh Karthik, who can be vital in the middle order.

Team India’s biggest concern is their pace bowling attack. After the injury to Bumrah and Harshal Patel, they lacked firepower that is visible in the bowling. Both these bowlers are expected to be available for the upcoming 3-match T20 series against South Africa and Australia.

But, since they will be coming from injury, it will take some time for them to get into the groove, which will be a thing to ponder about. India will heavily miss Jadeja, whose absence has created a void in the team, and the balance seems to be disturbed.

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Rohit Sharma’s Record As Captain In The T20 Format

Rohit has led team India in 31 T20Is and has a great record, winning 26 matches. His winning percentage is 83.87 percent. Rohit Sharma led the Indian team to win the T20 series against England, West Indies, and Sri Lanka in the current year.

The latest win came against England in the second T20I at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on (July 9). The first time Rohit led India in T20Is was in 2017 against Sri Lanka, winning the series 3-0. Under his captaincy, India lost just one series against New Zealand in 2019.

Rohit Sharma has never won any ICC trophy for India. Their previous performance in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 was also bad, as they had an early exit. There are a few concerns that the team management needs to address before the start of the marquee event in Australia.

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India has talent and experience, but the answer to the question of whether India can win the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 will depend on their collective performance and holding their nerves in crucial moments. We hope for the best from the men in blue for the ICC t20 World Cup 2022.