Big name returns as India announce squad for T20 World Cup

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022


India announced their 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, with Jasprit Bumrah, the pacer, making his return from injury.

The squad was, however, missing all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who sustained an injury during the Asia Cup.

Along with Bumrah, fellow pacer Harshal Patel also returned to the side, having missed out on the Asia Cup with a side strain.

Arshdeep Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are the other two pacers in the squad, along with the all-rounder Hardik Pandya.

R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel are the specialist spinners, with the latter ostensibly replacing Jadeja in the squad.

The batting line-up is along expected lines with captain Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik all included.

Mohammad Shami, the pacer, has been named as a standby player, along with fellow pacer Deepak Chahar, wrist-spinner Ravi Bishnoi and batter Shreyas Iyer.

T20 World Cup squad: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.

Standby players: Mohammad Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar