T20 WC 2022: Team India failed to bring the best out of themselves in the recently-concluded Asia Cup 2022 tournament. They lost to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the super 4 stage.
As a result, they were eliminated from the competition. Meanwhile, the Men in Blue have an important schedule next month as they will be fighting it out for the T20 World Cup 2022 title.
They last won the title back in 2007. They defeated Pakistan in the final to win their maiden title in the inaugural edition of the tournament.
Since then, they failed to make a bid for the second title. Although they came too close to winning the second title, they lost to Sri Lanka in the T20 WC 2014 final.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma and Co will be looking forward to giving it all in the upcoming edition of the tournament. It remains to be seen how they approach the tournament in Australia.
India will kick-start their campaign on October 23, Sunday. They will lock horns with Pakistan at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
T20 WC 2022: India’s T20 World Cup squad leaves Azharuddin surprised
Recently, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the squad for the marquee event. However, there are two names that Mohammed Azharuddin was not happy to see not making it to the squad.
They are none other than Mohammed Shami and Shreyas Iyer. Both the players are named in the stand-by list. Both players are not in the 15-man squad.
“Surprised at the omission of Shreyas Iyer and Md. Shami from the main squad. Shreyas Iyer instead of Deepak Hooda and Md. Shami in the place of Harshal Patel would be my choice,” he wrote.
Other experts were of the opinion that Sanju Samson should have been there instead of Shreyas Iyer. Samson is known for his ability to play short-pitched deliveries.
He is best suited to play a fearless brand of cricket in Australian conditions. Sadly, he didn’t find a place in the squad or in the stand-by list.
India’s squad for T20 WC 2022
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.