India announced their 15-member squad, along with four standbys, for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia and while there were no major surprises, there were a few interesting choices made.
The team returned with a far-from-ideal result at the Asia Cup where they failed to qualify for the final. While it made sense for the selectors to not panic in their decision-making for the World Cup squad, they have definitely made some debatable choices, especially in the standby list.
First things first, let’s talk about the 15-member squad which will be led by Rohit Sharma. Fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel’s absence due to injuries was felt greatly by the Indian team at the Asia Cup and a lot will be expected of them in Australia. It is a big boost to have them back fit and India will hope to see them hit the ground running in the upcoming home T20Is against Australia and South Africa.
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.
Now, let’s take…