Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel set to make much-awaited comebacks from injury as the India squad to be led by Rohit Sharma at the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia was announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday.
Ravindra Jadeja, who was ruled out of the Asia Cup 2022, remains missing in the much-awaited T20 squad because of a knee injury that he sustained. In his place, Axar Patel makes the squad as the spin-bowling all-rounder.
India will go in with four standby players – two pacers, one batter and one leg-spinner – in Mohammad Shami, Shreyas Iyer, leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi and Deepak Chahar.
India’s squad for the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Standby players – Mohammad Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar
The BCCI also announced the squad for the upcoming six T20IS at home against Australia and South Africa. Shami and Chahar will feature against Australia with Arshdeep Singh absent, while the left-arm pacer returns for the South Africa series that follows. Hardik and Bhuvneshwar are not named…