The Indian cricket team roster went with a tried and true squad to the 2022 T20 World Cup starting in mid-October. Almost all players who played in the Asian Cup found a place in the World Cup selection. Only Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel, who were recovering from injury, made a comeback to the side. The team will be led by Rohit Sharma while KL Rahul will be his deputy. The latter’s form in the Asian Cup came under a lot of scrutiny. Although he scored half a century in India’s final Asian Cup match against Afghanistan, he failed to score with a decent punch in the remainder of the matches.
Along with Rohit, opener Rahul is expected to give India a good start to the World Cup and former Indian cricket team captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth urged the 30-year-old to play his natural game.
“Play your own game. Don’t think too much,” Srikkanth told Star Sports.
He also felt that Shami should have been included in the team. The cricket veteran added that the Uttar Pradesh-born pacer should have been chosen in the squad instead of Harshal Patel.
“Mohammad Shami should have been taken in place of Harshal Patel. They will say that he (Shami) is not in the scheme of things, why he is not in the scheme of things I don’t know,” Srikkanth said.
India squad for ICC T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Standby players – Mohd. Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.
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