After suffering shocking elimination from the T20 Asia Cup 2022 from the Super-4 stage, the All-India Senior Selection Committee will have lot to think when they will meet on September 12 (Monday) afternoon to pick men's squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, scheduled next month in Australia. As earlier stated by Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, 90 per cent of the team is already finalized while the discussion between selectors is likely to be focused on few players.
Performance of the team in Asia Cup 2022 was being looked at as a preparation stage for the upcoming marquee tournament but failure in the continental tournament might force the selectors to brainstorm over the few names. Although Ravindra Jadeja's injury will make the life of Indian selectors tough, but the news of Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel being fit has came as a breather for them.
Rishabh Pant's performance will also be a matter of concern for the selectors, but the wicket-keeper batter has emerged as a regular in the squad and will tour Australia for the World Cup. Dinesh Karthik will be another wicket-keeper batter who will be part of the squad, but his inclusion in the squad will be closely monitored after the latter was only part of the first and last match in the Asia Cup.
India's top-order performed well in the Asia Cup but in bits & pieces and that could be one of concern for the selectors. Although Virat Kohli's 71st international century came as an opener, the top-three is unlikely to witness any changes. KL Rahul along with Rohit Sharma is highly expected to open for Men in Blue, while Virat Kohli will be bat at his usual position.
While Indian selector are expected to meet anytime soon, the news about their meeting is already buzzing on social media and Indian cricket fans have started sharing their Playing XI for the T20 World Cup. Many Indian cricket fans are heavily betting on senior Indian pacer Mohammad Shami and have included him in their predicted Playing XI.
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My t20 wc squad for india— Rajesh Gaonkar (@GaonkarRajesh1) September 12, 2022
Bhuvneshwar kumar#SanjuSamson #TeamIndia #T20WorldCup2022
Selectors are going to choose India's squad for T20 WC today. My World cup squad will be following .— CricKabila (@MTapree) September 12, 2022
Rohit, Kohli, Rahul, Surya,
DK, Pandya, Harshal,Bumrah,
Deepak Chahar, Yuzi/Bishnoi,Arshdeep,
Washington Sundar/Ashwin, Samson,
Hooda and Shardul .
India missed a trick by not going with Shami all these months even when we were regularly sending B teams— Ashutosh😼 (@IAshutoshMittal) September 12, 2022
He hasn't played an competitive cricket in last 2 months & having him in the squad right b4 wc might be a 2 edged sword
Though, he brings a perfect req skill set with hum
Team India T20 WC squad to be picked.— Rohan R Shanbhag (@rony619619) September 12, 2022
Usual players for sure. The 4th pacer n 3rd spinner as well as extra batter the slots to be fixed.
Axar, Bishnoi, Iyer, Samson, Hooda : oh 3 may get in.
Jadeja fitness to be chkd.
Harshal n Bumrah be back, rest same
Selectors are going to choose India's squad for T20 WC today. - This will be the best squad to win the WC.— Vishal. (@SportyVishal) September 12, 2022
Rohit (C), Pant, Surya, Ishan, Hooda, Hardik, Karthik, Axar, Deepak, Bhuvi, Harshal, Arshdeep, Bumrah, Chahal, Bishnoi.
Selectors are going to choose India's squad for T20 WC today. - This will be the best squad to win the WC.— yash jain (@yashjai56803688) September 12, 2022
Rahul(C), kohli, Surya, Ishan, Hooda, Hardik, Karthik, Axar, Deepak, Bhuvi, Harshal, Arshdeep, Bumrah, Chahal, Bishnoi.
No need of chokers in this squad