T20 WC 2022: Rahul Dravid, the head coach of India‘s cricket team, has petitioned the BCCI for something special. He reportedly pleaded with them to send the Men in Blue to the T20 World Cup in Australia early.
Dravid has also asked the BCCI to set up additional exhibition games for team India. Previously, the crew was supposed to leave on October 9. However, at Dravid’s request, the team is now anticipated to depart for Australia on October 5th.
The Indian Express stated that the team will now play another 1-2 exhibition games in Australia. In addition to the warm-up games held by the ICC, a BCCI official stated that they are in talks with a few teams who will play games against India.
On October 5, the complete T20 World Cup team will depart for Australia. Along for the ride with the team will be David and his support team. As previously reported by InsideSport, the Indian team has chosen to fly standby and net bowlers to Australia with the Indian Team. After playing South Africa in the third T20I on October 4 in Indore, the Indian squad will depart right away on 6 October.
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Alongside the two matches against New Zealand (Oct 17) and Australia (Oct 18) that the ICC is organizing, the BCCI is preparing for at least three warm-up games there. India, as of now, are scheduled to play two exhibition games.
At the Gabba in Brisbane, Team India will compete against the hosts Australia and New Zealand on October 17 and October 19, respectively. It is scheduled to take place before the T20 World Cup’s Super 12 stage kicks up. On October 23, the Men in Blue will take on Pakistan in Melbourne to kick off their World Cup campaign.
India will have all of its backup players available with the team for the first time. In order for the team to be prepared, Mohammed Shami and Deepak Chahar must be present. They will receive instructions from Paras Mhambrey and Rahul Dravid. Hence, they can be called in to replace an injured player as needed.
The Men in Blue are surely paying attention to their previous experiences. The absence of reserve players has hurt them in the past. India will have their entire 19-member team available to prevent such a situation.
India are also aware that their 15-member team only has four seamers available to them. In the event of an injury, this might not be enough. Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah have not yet made a comeback.
Mohammed Shami has not yet participated in a T20I match since the T20 World Cup. Needless to say, in order to be in sync, they must play together frequently without a doubt.