ICC T20 World Cup 2022 is scheduled to happen in October and November, with Australia playing host to the mega event. India is one of the 16 teams that will participate in the ICC T20 World Cup later this year. Last year, the Indian cricket team failed to qualify for the semifinals of the mega event.
Fans have high hopes from the Men in Blue this year, with new captain Rohit Sharma having an excellent record as captain thus far. The T20 World Cup is still a few months away, but in this listicle today, we will form the strongest playing XI of India for that mega event.
Openers of India for T20 World Cup – KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma (C)
Unless any last-minute injury concerns, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are likely to open the innings for the Indian cricket team in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Both players have played in Australia before and have enormous T20 experience under their belts.
Middle Order – Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, and Rishabh Pant (WK)
Virat Kohli has had a dip in his form of late, but his numbers in Australia are top-notch. It will be a big mistake to exclude him from the playing XI. India’s Mr. 360 Suryakumar Yadav is likely to bat at number four with Rishabh Pant being the wicket-keeper batter.
All Rounders – Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja
Hardik Pandya has proven himself as a match-winner in IPL 2022. He should be the team’s pace-bowling all-rounder, while Ravindra Jadeja should be the spin-bowling all-rounder. Jadeja and Pandya did well for India on their previous tour of Australia.
Bowlers of India for T20 World Cup – Jasprit Bumrah, Umran Malik, Mohammed Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal
Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are likely to be the top two picks for India’s pace attack. The third option could be either Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, or Deepak Chahar, depending on their form. Since Umran has extra pace, he might be favored. Yuzvendra Chahal should be the team’s lead spinner, having won the Purple Cap in IPL 2022.