After the completion of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, the main target has now shifted to the upcoming main worldwide occasion, i.e. T20 World Cup 2022.
Notably, Workforce India had a horrible marketing campaign within the earlier version of the multi-team match. Regardless of being a powerful facet, the ‘Males in Blue’ couldn’t make it to the group stage and have been eradicated from the match.
Now beneath the management of Rohit Sharma, India will likely be aiming to alter the fortunes. The 20-over showcase is about to happen in Australia from October 16 to November 13. Within the build-up to the competitors, the main target of varied groups has been shifted in direction of the shortest format of the sport. Workforce India are additionally anticipated to play fairly just a few T20 matches in opposition to South Africa, England and Australia earlier than the T20 World Cup.
No surprise the consultants have already began making their predictions concerning who will get a spot within the last squad. Following the bandwagon, former India opener Aakash Chopra has additionally picked his India squad for the upcoming mega occasion.
Nonetheless, Chopra has picked the squad with a slight twist. In a video on his YouTube channel, the cricketer-turned-commentator requested his viewers to think about a situation the place the T20 World Cup was to start out instantly.
Preserving this in thoughts, Chopra chosen an Indian squad primarily based purely on the gamers’ performances within the IPL 2022. Understandably so, the Agra-born omitted some massive names, together with captain Rohit Sharma, former skipper Virat Kohli and wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant.
To not point out, the likes of Rohit, Kohli and Pant had did not carry out as much as expectations in IPL 2022. Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit averaged simply 19.14 in 14 matches and scored 268 runs, whereas Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) star Kohli scored 341 in 16 video games and averaged 22.73. Equally, Delhi Capitals (DC) captain Pant managed to attain 340 in 14 video games at a mean of 30.91.
Regardless of not choosing the celebs talked about above, the 16-member squad that Chopra picked seems to be fairly robust on paper. Among the acquainted names featured in his squad by the 44-year-old have been KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dinesh Karthik and Mohammed Shami.
Aakash Chopra’s India squad for T20 World Cup 2022:
KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Shami, Avesh Khan, Krunal Pandya, Sanju Samson, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Hooda, Kuldeep Yadav, Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah.