India's T20 World Cup squad likely to be announced
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to announce the squad for the much-awaited T20 World Cup 2022
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to announce the squad for the much-awaited T20 World Cup 2022 on Monday.
It has been learned that the committee of selectors is scheduled to hold a meeting in the afternoon where a decision will be taken on the final fifteen for the mega ICC event, starting October 16 in Australia.
Ever since Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid came at the helm, the Indian team management has been testing its large pool of talented players at different positions.
The Indian skipper has often stated in public that the T20 World Cup Down Under is their ultimate goal and hence, they are trying out every possible option to have the best resource available across departments.
Meanwhile, a few Indian cricket journalists have shared source-based information on social media. It has been learned that Mohammad Shami, who missed out on a spot in the Asia Cup 2022 squad, is back in the reckoning.
The selectors would also review India's exit from the continental cricketing tournament after losing to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super 4 round.
India may not have succeeded in the recently-concluded Asia Cup 2022 but the tournament would help the selectors get a clear picture before listing 15 players for T20 World Cup.
While special attention has to be given to the bowling unit, the biggest positive for the team was the return of Virat Kohli's form.
After scoring back-to-back fifties, against Hong Kong and Pakistan, the former Indian scored an unbeaten 122 off 61 deliveries in the last Super 4 game against Afghanistan.
It was not just his 71st international century but also the first in the shortest format of the game.