The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will begin next month. The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 will begin on October 16, 2022. The qualifying round will begin first. On October 23, India will face their first game against Pakistan. The ICC event will be held in Australia. Eight teams already have qualified for the T20 World Cup 2022 super 12 round. India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Africa, England, Australia, Bangladesh, and New Zealand are among them. There are two groups: group one and group two.
Group 1 includes England, Afghanistan, New Zealand, and Australia. Group 2 includes India, Pakistan, South Africa, and Bangladesh. Following the qualification phase, two additional teams will be added to each group. Teams in the qualification rounds include Sri Lanka, Namibia, the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Ireland, Scotland, and the West Indies. Four of these teams will directly go to the Super 12 round.
The ace pacer, Shaheen Shah Afridi, is poised to come back from injury for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, as Pakistan announced their 15-man roster for the competition. Afridi had skipped the Asia Cup only after medical staff recommended him to rest for 4-6 weeks due to a right knee ligament strain. In July, he was injured while fielding during the first Test versus Sri Lanka in Galle. The roster also included Shan Masood, who has yet to participate in a T20I, and Haider Ali, who last played in the format in December 2021. Haider has appeared in 21 T20Is for Pakistan, the most recent in December 2021. He has three 50s and an average of 23.88 in the format.
Chandu Borde, a former India captain, was ‘surprised’ not to see Mohammed Shami and Sanju Samson in India’s T20 World Cup team. While Shami was named to the list of backup cricketers with Shreyas Iyer and Deepak Chahar, Samson was left out as the Indian selectors chose Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant as the chosen wicketkeepers for the global tournament in Australia coming October-November. The sole surprise omission from India’s T20 World Cup roster was young spinner Ravi Bishnoi, replaced by Ravichandran Ashwin. Avesh Khan, who had a disappointing Asia Cup 2022 campaign, was not selected.
This Indian team has a wonderful combination of youth and maturity. While some players will be participating in the T20 World Cup for the first time, others may be playing in their final edition. Due to Jadeja’s unavailability, Pandya is now India’s fifth bowler and is scheduled to deliver a complete quota of four overs. He is not suited to the job since he is more of an impact bowler with a two/three-over run. Previously, Jadeja-Pandya split the weight of six overs, but now the latter must shoulder a more significant burden. That is unless India plans to play one fewer batsman and five full-time bowlers.