Team India: Team India is scheduled to play its first match against Pakistan on October 23 in the T20 World Cup being held in Australia. The match will be held a day before Diwali.
T20 World Cup 2022 Team India
The Indian team started its T20 World Cup 2022 mission on a grand note with warm-up matches. Australia has already defeated the defending champion in the first match. However, the second match against New Zealand was canceled due to rain. Team India is considered as a contender for the World Cup title this time. But the 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev shocked by making an unexpected prediction. Kapil Dev has predicted that it will be difficult to reach the semifinals of the T20 World Cup this time. He said that the chances of Team India reaching the semifinals are very low. He said that the chances of the Indian team reaching the top-4 are only 30%. But Kapil also revealed why this prediction came. Let’s see who he is..
All rounders are a must to win the match.
World Cup champion captain Kapil Dev said at an event in Lucknow, ‘Not only in the World Cup but also in other tournaments or series, the team must have all-rounders to win matches. A cricketer like Hardik Pandya is very useful for India.
Kapil Dev said, ‘All rounders are key players for any team. They are the strength of the team. An all-rounder like Hardik gives freedom to use Rohit Sharma (captain) as a sixth bowler. He is a good batsman, bowler as well as fielder. Ravindra Jadeja also said that Team India is a perfect all-rounder.
After reaching the top-4.. let’s talk about the title..
He said that first the Indian team should reach the semi-finals and then talk about whether they will win the title or not. Kapil Dell said, ‘Even in our days, there are many all-rounders in Team India. In T20 cricket, if a team wins one match, it can lose another… In such a situation, it is meaningless to talk about the chances of the Indian team winning the World Cup.
Kapil Dev said, ‘Could it be a problem whether Team India can make it to the top-4? I am concerned about the Indian team reaching the top-4. Let’s talk about the finale. In my opinion, the chances of the Indian team reaching the top-4 are only 30%.
First match against Pakistan
The T20 World Cup started from October 16 at the venue of Australia. Qualifying matches (first round) are going on now. Team India will play their first match against Pakistan on October 23. The match will be held a day before Diwali.
In the Super-12, the Indian team has been placed in Group-B. Along with Team India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and South Africa are also in this group. After the qualifying round, two teams will enter this group. The winner of Group-2 in the qualifying round and the runner-up in Group-1 will be placed in Group-B.
Indian Team for T20 World Cup 2022:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (VK), Dinesh Karthik (VK), Hardik Pandya, R.K. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Akshar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.
Standby Players: Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur.