- T20 World Cup will be played in Australia from October 16
- India will play the first match against Pakistan on 23 October
- Team India confused about the opening pair before the World Cup
T20 World Cup 2022: Only a few days are left in the T20 World Cup. This year’s World Cup is to be played in Australia from 16 October. Almost all the teams have announced their squads. Teams have started preparing for the World Cup. India has to play its first match in the World Cup against Pakistan on 23 October. Before the World Cup, the Indian team has to play T20 series against Australia and South Africa at home. After the disappointing performance of the Indian team in the Asia Cup, many questions were raised on Team India’s preparations for the World Cup. India had to bow out of the tournament after losing to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup. In such a situation, the question of team combination is bound to arise. The biggest confusion is about who will open for India in the World Cup.
India has opening options
Before the World Cup, the Indian team is under question. The Indian team will have to find answers to all these questions in the T20 series before the World Cup. Talking about the opening, Team India has the option of a total of 5 opening pairs. The team management will have to agree on any one opening pair before the T20 World Cup. The team has the option of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma as openers, but in the match played against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup, Virat Kohli scored a brilliant century while opening. After which many people said that Virat should open with Rohit Sharma for India in the T20 World Cup. At the same time, former Indian team player Wasim Jaffer had advised Rishabh Pant to open. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see with which opening pair captain Rohit Sharma goes to the World Cup. Let’s have a look at the options of the opening pairs available with Team India.
What can be the opening pair in T20 World Cup
- Rohip Sharma and KL Rahul
- Rohip Sharma and Virat Kohli
- Rohip Sharma and Rishabh Pant
- KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant
- KL Rahul and Virat Kohli
India’s squad for T20 World Cup
Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul (vice captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Harshal Patel and Arshdeep Singh.
Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi and Deepak Chahar.