Updated: 14 May 2022
T20 World Cup 2022: Team India’s Predicted Squad. The ICC T20 World Cup is the pinnacle of cricket in the modern-day world. The next edition of ICC T20 World cup 2022 will be held in Australia from 16 Oct- 13 Nov 2022. One of the most influential factors for knowing Team India players’ form and selecting them would be the Indian Premier League (IPL). Even though the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 is only a little over 5 months away, it’s important to say that the 15th edition of IPL will play an essential part in shortlisting players for the next 4-5 months before the showdown in October.
While the performance of International players may be judged devoid of IPL, the new and rising superstars will still be judged based on their IPL performance. Let us have a look at the expected 15 members squad for India for ICC T20 world cup 2022:
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T20 World Cup 2022: Team India’s Predicted Squad
Openers: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan
Rohit Sharma(captain) and KL Rahul will automatically pick themselves as the first choice openers for team India in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022. KL Rahul is in red-hot form this IPL season. Although Rohit Sharma has failed to perform in this IPL edition, he is too good a player to be ignored. The same goes with Ishan Kishan, who can be a backup opener for team India.
Middle-Order: Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant
Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, and Rishabh Pant are the automatic choices in the middle order for India. A new addition to this will be Dinesh Karthik. The ongoing IPL has been a year to remember for the veteran wicket-keeper batsman who has been phenomenal with the bat. He has scored 274 runs in 12 innings this season. This performance has already attracted the eyeballs of the cricket fraternity, and his inclusion in the 15-member squad is inevitable.
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja
The all-rounders play a vital role for any team in the T20 format. Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja will most likely fill the all-rounder’s spot in the team. The return of form for Hardik Pandya is good news for India, and he has also started bowling, which will be a great advantage.
Ravindra Jadeja has not performed as per the expectations in the ongoing IPL. However, he has always been an asset for team India, and it is too early for the team management to drop him.
Spinners: Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav
The spin bowling duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvedra Chahal, also known as “Kul-Cha”, is most likely going to be the spin bowlers for team India. Both these spinners are in great form in the ongoing IPL 2022. The return in the form of these two spinners will provide the perfect set-up for the team to dry the runs in the middle overs and get crucial wickets.
Fast bowlers: Jaspreet Bumrah, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Umran Malik
Jaspreet Bumrah is one of the best T20 bowlers, and his place in the side is untouched. He will be accompanied by Harshal Patel, who is regarded as one of the rising death-over specialists in T20 cricket. Although Deepak Chahar has been out of action due to his injury, we expect him to be fit and get back his form ahead of ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
The latest addition, Umran Malik, has taken the IPL 2022 by storm with his lethal pace bowling. He can be very effective on the Australian wickets, which have both pace and bounce.