After a horrible performance in Asia Cup 2022, Team India will now shift their focus to the much-awaited T20 World Cup 2022. They might not be the favourites this year, having given consecutive poor displays in the last few tournaments, but that might work in favour of Rohit Sharma and Co as they will be playing without much pressure now. 

This, of course, is our first World Cup under the leadership of Rohit Sharma and it will thus be interesting to see whether his captaincy brings a new trophy to our cabinet. India’s World Cup captain begins in about a month’s time – on 23rd October against arch-rivals Pakistan

In this article, we shall be taking a look at everything you need to know about Team India ahead of T20 World Cup 2022. 

T20 World Cup 2022: India schedule 

Sl No.DateMatch NameTime (in IST)Stadium
123 October, SundayIndia vs Pakistan7:00 PMMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
227 October, ThursdayIndia vs Group A Runner-up6:00 PMSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
330 October, SundayIndia vs South Africa7:00 PMPerth Stadium, Perth
42 November, WednesdayIndia vs Bangladesh6:30 PMAdelaide Oval, Adelaide
56 November, SundayIndia vs Group B Winner7:00 PMMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (AP Image)

T20 World Cup 2022: India Squad

Sl No.Names
1Rohit Sharma (Captain)
2KL Rahul (vice-captain)
3Virat Kohli
4Suryakumar Yadav
5Deepak Hooda
6Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper)
7Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper)
8Hardik Pandya
9R. Ashwin
10Yuzvendra Chahal
11Axar Patel
12Jasprit Bumrah
13Bhuvneshwar Kumar
14Harshal Patel
15Arshdeep Singh.

Standby players – Mohammad Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.

T20 World Cup 2022: India Best XI

Sl No.Names
1Rohit Sharma
2KL Rahul
3Virat Kohli
4Suryakumar Yadav
5Dinesh Karthik
6Hardik Pandya
7Axar Patel
8Bhuvneshwar Kumar
9Harshal Patel
10Jasprit Bumrah
11Yuzvendra Chahal
Jasprit Bumrah set to play the 2nd T20I against Australia in Nagpur
Jasprit Bumrah will be India’s key player in T20 World Cup 2022 (Image Source: Twitter)

T20 World Cup 2022: India’s Players to Watch out for 

1. Virat Kohli – While it is true that former Indian captain Virat Kohli has been unable to show his original level of performances for the last few years, he has recently made sort of a comeback in the recently played Asia Cup where he finally got his much awaited 71st International century against Afghanistan. VK is looking for redemption and what better platform to redeem himself than the T20 World Cup itself? 

2. Dinesh Karthik – Ever since having made a comeback in the Indian national team, Dinesh Karthik has been simply phenomenal. Although there is a lot of undergoing debate as to whether to start Dinesh Karthik or Rishabh Pant in the matches, maybe we all agree that when it comes to T20 matches, Karthik has proven to be the better pick time and again, at least in recent times. This will perhaps be his last ever World Cup and thus we’ve got to keep an eye on Dinesh Karthik to see what he is capable of doing. 

3. Jasprit Bumrah – We’ve got to admit that Jasprit Bumrah is not only our most important asset, but he is also one of our biggest assets overall. Jassi falls under the list of the very best pace bowlers in the world and there’s no denying that if he were in the Asia Cup squad, things might have been a lot different for India. Well, he has now returned ahead of the T20 World Cup and we will see what valuable input he adds to the team. 

T20 World Cup 2022: Winning Prediction 

It will probably be a bit too much to say that India are one of the favourites to win the 2022 T20 World Cup as they have proven themselves to be unworthy of that tag time and again. However, it would be foolish to write India off. After all, the blues have one of the strongest squads in the T20 World Cup and have some of the very best players in the world who can change games with their individual brilliance. We predict that India will qualify for the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2022 but will fail to lift the trophy as they still have a lot of flaws. 

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