The 2022 T20 World Cup will begin on October 16th this year in Australia. Australia will defend the crown at home. A total of 16 teams will be a part of the tournament, with eight of them battling in the first round before the main tournament starts. On that note, here, we take a look at all the team squads and the captain’s list for ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
All team squads for T20 World Cup 2022
In 2021, the T20 World Cup was happening after a gap of five years. Hence, a few teams made some mistakes with their squad selection. Based on the lessons learned, all teams have had a single-point agenda of doing well in the 2022 T20 WC since then. Therefore, we can expect a few surprises or debatable calls ahead of the World Cup.
England squad for 2022 T20 World Cup
England recently announced the squad for the Pakistan Tour and the 2022 T20 WC. The major surprise was the exclusion of Jason Roy. However, with the ruling out of Jonny Bairstow, Roy could still earn a chance in the squad.
Squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Alex Hales, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, and Mark Wood. Travelling Reserve: Tymal Mills, Liam Dawson, and Richard Gleeson
Australia squad for 2022 T20 World Cup
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— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) August 31, 2022
The defending champions named a strong squad for the World Cup at home. Tim David has been named in the squad. This will boost the lower middle order, making it one of the best in the competition.
Squad: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
South Africa squad for 2022 T20 World Cup
South Africa may have not reached the semis in 2021 but the team’s performance was good. The squad has been further strengthened with the likes of Tristan Stubbs and Rossouw. Hence, we can expect a better show from them in Australia.
Squad: Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton De Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, and Keshav Maharaj.
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India Squad for 2022 T20 World cup
India has gone in with an expected set of players for the event. The major absence is that of Ravindra Jadeja, who will miss the tournament due to injury. The other notable point is that Sanju Samson has been excluded from the team.
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Indian T20 World Cup Squad: 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. Standby: Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi and Deepak Chahar.
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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 SinghAdvertisement
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 12, 2022
Pakistan squad for 2022 T20 World Cup
Fans were keenly waiting to see Pakistan’s squad for the 2022 T20 WC. The main point of discussion was where the out-of-form batters would be included. Asif Ali retains his place while Fakhar Zaman makes only the reserves.
Squad: Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan (VC), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir Reserves: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani.
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— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 15, 2022
New Zealand squad for 2022 T20 World Cup
The Kiwis have been doing well in the ICC tournaments recently. Led by Kane Williamson, the New Zealand squad will want to go all the way in the upcoming event.
Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Martin Guptill, Lachlan Ferguson, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, Trent Boult, Finn Allen.
Bangladesh squad for 2022 T20 World Cup
Mahmudullah, the player who was the team’s captain until recently, has been dropped from the squad. It is a young squad and the Asian squad will have aspirations to beat a few top sides.
Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Afif Hossain, Mossadek Hossain, Litton Das, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Najmul Hossain, Nasum Ahmed. Standby: Soumya Sarkar, Shoriful Islam, Rishad Hossain, Shak Mahedi Hasan.
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) September 14, 2022
Afghanistan squad for 2022 T20 World Cup
Mohammad Nabi will lead the squad again. Afghanistan is doing well but will need to produce results. They will look to cause a few upsets in Australia in the 2022 T20 WC.
Squad: Mohammad Nabi (C), Najibullah Zadran (VC), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Azmatullah Omarzai, Darwish Rasooli, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Naveen ul Haq, Qais Ahmad, Rashid Khan, Salim Safi, Usman Ghani Reserves: Afsar Zazai, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib
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Afghanistan Cricket Board today announced its 15-member squad for the ICC @T20WorldCup 2022, which will be played from 16th October to 13th November in Australia.
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West Indies squad for 2022 T20 World Cup
West Indies have a few surprises in their squad for T20 WC. The absence of Andre Russell is the biggest of them all. Further, the team will want key players such as Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder to step up if they are to leave an impression.
Squad: Nicholas Pooran (captain), Rovman Powell (Vice-captain), Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith.
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Sri Lanka squad for 2022 T20 World Cup
Sri Lanka is high on confidence after winning the Asia Cup. The team has a few injury issues but they will be confident of getting something positive out of the tournament.
Squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera (Subject to fitness), Lahiru Kumara (Subject to fitness), Dilshan Madushanka, Pramod Madushan. Standby Players: Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrema, Dinesh Chandimal, Binura Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) September 16, 2022
Zimbabwe squad for 2022 T20 World Cup
The African unit has been performing well in recent months. Having qualified for the T20 World Cup, the team will be keen to make a statement this October.
Squad: Craig Ervine (c), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Clive Madande, Wessly Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Tony Munyonga, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Sean Williams. Standby Players: Tanaka Chivanga, Innocent Kaia, Kevin Kasuza, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Victor Nyauchi.
UAE squad for 2022 T20 World Cup
UAE is one team that is underperforming lately. They have not selected some experienced cricketers for the event. Hence, the fans will be keen to see how the squad shapes up at the event.
Squad: C P Rizwaan (c), Vriitya Aravind, Chirag Suri, Muhammad Waseem, Basil Hameed, Aryan Lakra, Zawar Farid, Kashif Daud, Karthik Meiyappan, Ahmed Raza, Zahoor Khan, Junaid Siddique, Sabir Ali, Alishan Sharafu, Aayan Khan. Standby Players: Sultan Ahmed, Fahad Nawaz, Vishnu Sukumaran, Adithya Shetty, Sanchit Sharma.
— UAE Cricket Official (@EmiratesCricket) September 17, 2022
Netherlands squad for 2022 T20 World Cup
The Netherlands have given scares to top teams in recent months. They are an improving squad and will look to create an impact. The primary target will be to reach the main event and for that, experienced names such as Roelof van der Merwe must step up.
Squad: Scott Edwards (c), Colin Ackermann, Shariz Ahmad, Logan van Beek, Brandon Glover, Timm van der Gugten, Tom Cooper, Fred Klaassen, Bas de Leede, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Stephan Myburgh, Teja Nidamanuru, Tim Pringle, Vikram Singh, Max O’Dowd
Scotland squad for 2022 T20 World Cup
The Scotland squad has a few consistent performers in T20 cricket. If these players can click, they will have a good chance to qualify for the Super 12 stage.
Squad: Richard Berrington (c), George Munsey, Michael Leask, Bradley Wheal, Chris Sole, Chris Greaves, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Matthew Cross, Calum MacLeod, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, Brandon McMullen, Michael Jones, Craig Wallace.
Ireland squad for 2022 T20 World Cup
Ireland has all the resources needed to get into the next stage. The likes of Paul Stirling and Harry Tector will be backed to provide the vital performances.
Squad: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.
Namibia squad for 2022 T20 World Cup
The Namibia squad actually did well in the previous edition. However, a few failures in important stages led to their eventual elimination. They have an experienced squad for the upcoming event and will look to leave a difference.
Squad: Gerhard Erasmus (c), JJ Smit, Divan la Cock, Stephen Baard, Nicol Loftie Eaton, Jan Frylinck, David Wiese, Ruben Trumpelmann, Zane Green, Tangeni, Lungameni, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, Karl Birkenstock, Lohan Louvwrens, Helao Ya France. Michael van Lingen
ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Captains List:
Captaincy is an important factor in the T20 format. In the past, the likes of Darren Sammy have directly helped their teams win the event with their captaincy. From the 2021 T20 WC, a number of teams have changed their skippers. Here is a look at the list of players who will lead their respective sides at the 2022 T20 World Cup:
- England: Jos Buttler
- Australia: Aaron Finch
- South Africa: Temba Bavuma
- India: Rohit Sharma
- Pakistan: Babar Azam
- New Zealand: Kane Williamson
- Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan
- Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi
- West Indies: Nicholas Pooran
- Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka
- Zimbabwe: Craig Ervine
- UAE: C P Rizwaan
- Netherlands: Scott Edwards
- Scotland: Richard Berrington
- Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie
- Namibia: Gerhard Erasmus