T20 World Cup India Team 2022, Expected India Squad, Schedule, SWOT Analysis & Facts 

In the shortest format of the game, India has enjoyed a great record overall. Since their first T20I in 2006, which they won against South Africa, the team has played more than 170 matches in the format. India’s winning percentage in this format is in excess of 65. No other team that has played more than 150 T20Is has a higher winning percentage. This statistic alone proves how strong India has been in T20Is. India also emerged as the winners of the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007 when they defeated Pakistan in a nail-biting final at Johannesburg under the leadership of MS Dhoni.

However, India couldn’t repeat those heroics again at the biggest stage and apart from managing a runners-up position in 2014, they have failed to come even close to the coveted T20 World Cup trophy. Under Virat Kohli, India’s performance in the 2021 T20 World Cup proved disappointing for the fans as they got knocked out of the tournament after suffering losses in their first two fixtures of the event.

In the 2022 edition, they will be led by Rohit Sharma who began his tenure as India’s T20I captain with series wins over Sri Lanka and West Indies. In Australia, however, the challenge for his team will be much bigger, and that would make fantasy gaming all the more fun for Indian fans who would be playing on My11Circle during the tournament.

India finds itself in Group 2 which also features their arch-rivals Pakistan along with another sub-continental team in the form of Bangladesh. South Africa, the team against whom India drew a recent home series 2-2 will also meet India in this group. Two more teams will join them from the qualifiers.

However, India couldn’t repeat those heroics again at the biggest stage and apart from managing a runners-up position in 2014, they have failed to come even close to the coveted T20 World Cup trophy. Under Virat Kohli, India’s performance in the 2021 T20 World Cup proved disappointing for the fans as they got knocked out of the tournament after suffering losses in their first two fixtures of the event.

In the 2022 edition, they will be led by Rohit Sharma who began his tenure as India’s T20I captain with series wins over Sri Lanka and West Indies. In Australia, however, the challenge for his team will be much bigger, and that would make fantasy gaming all the more fun for Indian fans who would be playing on MyCircle11 during the tournament.

India finds itself in Group 2 which also features their arch-rivals Pakistan along with another sub-continental team in the form of Bangladesh. South Africa, the team against whom India drew a recent home series 2-2 will also meet India in this group. Two more teams will join them from the qualifiers.

India Team T20 World Cup 2022 Schedule

Sun 23th Oct – 1:30 PM

MCG, Melbourne

Thu 27th Oct – 12:30 PM

India vs A2

SCG, Sydney

Sun 30th Oct – 4:30 PM

Perth Stadium, Perth

Wed 2nd Nov – 1:30 PM

India vs Bangladesh

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Sun 6th Nov – 1:30 pm

MCG, Melbourne

Team India Captain

Rohit Sharma made his India debut in the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa. His career has come a long way in the following fifteen years and he has risen to become the captain of the Indian side in all the three formats. The expectations from him will be massive, especially because he has succeeded Virat Kohli, India’s one of the most successful captains. Sharma has been terrific for Team India at the top of the order and is the highest run-getter in the shortest format. India would need him to come good if they are to win the T20 World Cup for the second time.

Expected India Squad for T20 World Cup

Rohit Sharma

Team Captain & Batsman

Virat Kohli

Batsman

KL Rahul

Batsman

Ishan Kishan

Wicket Keeper

Suryakumar Yadav

Batsman

Hardik Pandya

All-Rounder

Rishabh Pant

Wicket Keeper

Shreyas Iyer

Bowler

Dinesh Karthik

Batsman

Ravindra Jadeja

All-Rounder

Sanju Samson

Wicket Keeper

Yuzvendra Chahal

Bowler

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bowler

Harshal Patel

Bowler

Jasprit Bumrah

Bowler

India Team S.W.O.T Analysis

Strengths – India’s batting lineup looks very solid with names like Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli forming the top-order and comeback men Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik to take care of the lower middle order. The experience of all these men should help the Indian team in tackling difficult situations.

Weaknesses – While India’s top three contains some of the most experienced names, the sameness in their batting style might become a cause of concern for the men in blue, as all three of them take some time to settle before accelerating. Their playing style might prove to be a hindrance for India in putting up big totals on the board.

Opportunities – India suffered a humiliating 10 wicket defeat against Pakistan in their opening encounter of the 2021 T20 World Cup. They will get a chance to settle the scores as they go up against the same team in their opening encounter of the 2022 T20 World Cup. Moreover, the conditions in Australia will give Jasprit Bumrah and Co. much to smile about.

Threats – The Australian pitches will also aid the pace attack of the other two teams in India’s group – South Africa and Pakistan. The likes of Shaheen Afridi and Kagiso Rabada have enjoyed success against India in the past. India would need to guard against batting collapses of the kind that they suffered against Pakistan in their opening encounter of the 2021 World Cup.

Facts and Stats about the Indian Team

    • India’s winning percentage in T20Is is the highest among the teams that have played more than 100 T20Is.
    • India is the only team that has more than one batsman with 3000+ runs in T20Is. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli both have scored more than 3000 runs in the format.
    • Rohit Sharma has more T20I centuries than anyone in the world. He has hit four tons for India in this format.
    • Virat Kohli has more half centuries than anyone in the world. He has hit 30 half-centuries in T20Is.
    • Post their loss to New Zealand in the 2021 T20 World Cup, India went on a 12 match winning streak, equalling the record of the longest winning streak in T20Is.
    • Rohit Sharma has featured in all the T20I World Cups for India. He’s the only player from the team that won the 2007 T20 World Cup who’s still playing for India.

Frequently Asked Questions About Team India

How many T20 World Cups have India won in the past?

India has won only one T20 World Cup. They had won the first ever T20 World Cup held in South Africa in 2007.

Which are the other teams in India’s group at the 2022 T20 World Cup?

Apart from Pakistan, India will also face Bangladesh and South Africa in their group. Two more teams will also join from the qualifiers.

How did India fare at the 2021 T20 World Cup?

India lost their opening matches against Pakistan and New Zealand but registered wins against Afghanistan, Scotland and Afghanistan. However, they couldn’t make it to the semi-finals stage.

When was the last time India played T20Is in Australia?

India played Australia in Australia for a bilateral series in 2020-21 which they won 2-1.

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