Your wait is finally over — India squad for T20 World Cup 2022 has been announced officially by BCCI. I know you must be keeping your eyes on every update regarding this but today it has been confirmed which players are going represent India in the upcoming world cup.
The world cup tournament is going to take place in October from the 16th and the final will be held on November 13th. Australia, England, South Africa and the Netherlands have already rolled out their squad and Indian cricket fans were eagerly waiting for their India squad for T20 World Cup.
But that wait is also over, India Squad for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is announced.
As usual, India will be playing their World Cup opening match on October 23 against their biggest rival Pakistan.
Here are some important details about the T20 World Cup 2022 that you must check out:
|Tournament Name||ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022|
|Match Format||20 Overs|
|Starting Date||16 October|
|Final Date||13 November|
|Final Venue||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
India Squad for T20 World Cup 2022 Announced — Shami Back in the Reserve
T20 World Cup 2022 India Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, R Pant (WK), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Y Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, B Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh
Reserve Players: Mohd. Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar
India was knocked out from the recently held Asia Cup 2022 by losing to Pakistan by 5 wickets and then to Sri Lanka by 6 wickets. After this knockout from the Asia Cup, fans are worried about the performance of the team in the upcoming ICC Men’s World Cup 2022.
But this squad shows the strength of the Indian batting as well as the bowling side for the tournament. Especially the bowling side, after coming to Jasprit Bumrah & Harshal Patel are back in the squad and Mohd. Shami is in the reserve.
All the teams are divided into two groups, India is in Group 2 with Bangladesh, Pakistan & South Africa. And in Group 1, Afghanistan, Australia, England & New Zealand will play with each other.
Along with this, there would be two more teams in each group after competing in the qualifier round. In the qualifier round, Sri Lanka, West Indies, UAE, Zimbabwe, Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands and Namibia will play with each other to get their slot in the World Cup 2022 tournament.
These teams are also divided into two groups; Group A & Group B. Sri Lanka, Namibia, UAE, and the Netherlands will play with each other in Group A and West Indies, Scotland, Zimbabwe and Ireland are part of Group B.
Sri Lanka, the Asia Cup 2022 winner will also play the qualifier matches to confirm their spot in the Super 12 matches.
Who are the Defending Champions? — Winners of T20 World Cup 2021
Australia won the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, it was the first time Australia won a T20 World Cup trophy. Australia defeated New Zealand on 14 November 2021 in the final and picked up their first T20 World Cup trophy.
It was an excellent performance by the Kangaroo that helped him to register a win by 8 wickets. Mitchell Marsh played an excellent inning of 77 runs in 50 balls and David Warner 53 runs in 38 balls.
David Warner was awarded the “Player of the Series” title because of his excellent performance throughout the tournament.
On the other side, Kane Williamson scored 85 runs in 48 balls but his inning couldn’t help his team to win.
Games Against Australia & South Africa
Before the T20 World Cup 2022, Team India is going to play 3 T20 matches against Australia, starting from 20 September to 25 September.
Then after, India vs South Africa 3 T20s & 3 ODIs, starts from 28 September to 11 October. India will host all these T20 & ODI matches against Australia and South Africa.
India Squad(vs Australia): Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd. Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah
India Squad T20Is (vs South Africa): Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohd. Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah
India T20 World Cup 2022 Schedule
Also read: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Schedule
|Sun 23 October 13:30||India vs Pakistan||MCG, Melbourne|
|Thu 27 October 12:30||Runner Up Group A vs India||SCG, Sydney|
|Sun 30 October 16:30||India vs South Africa||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|Wed 02 November 13:30||India vs Bangladesh||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|Sun 06 November 13:30||Winner Group B vs India||MCG, Melbourne|
India Squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2022 – Age & Role
|Rohit Sharma (C)||35||Batsman|
|KL Rahul (VC)||30||Batsman|
|Deepak Hooda||27||All Rounder|
|Rishabh Pant (WK)||24||Batsman / Wicket Keeper|
|Dinesh Karthik (WK)||37||Batsman / Wicket Keeper|
|Hardik Pandya||28||All Rounder|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||35||All Rounder|
|Axar Patel||28||All Rounder|
|Harshal Patel||31||All Rounder|
|Mohammed Shami||32||Bowler (Reserves)|
|Shreyas Iyer||27||Batsman (Reserves)|
|Deepak Chahar||30||Bowler (Reserves)|
|Ravi Bishnoi||22||Bowler (Reserves)|
India failed to get into the final, but the one thing happened in Asia Cup 2022 that gives good vibes to fans for the T20 WC 2022, that is Virat Kohli back in form. He scored a total of 276 runs, which is the second-highest in the tournament.
Also, Virat scored a century against Afghanistan and became the second batsman who scored the most international centuries. He scored a century after 2 years and 10 months.