Though the Indian cricket team have won their recent white ball matches they face a dip in their T20 World Cup 2022 squad after their line up marred with injuries.
Nasser Hussain Praises Indian Cricket Team
India has won their last ICC title in the 2013 Champions Trophy under MS Dhoni, since then India waits to bag an ICC trophy.
Many Indian cricket fans felt that India might win an ICC trophy soon under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma but their dreams starts to scatter right after India’s key players face injuries and were ruled out of the tournament.
Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah have been ruled out due to injury while stand-by pacer Deepak Chahar will also not be able to play in the T20 World Cup due to injury, according to a PTI report.
Former England skipper Nasser Hussain, in a podcast on Sky Sports, said that India needs to come out of their shell if they are to do well in ICC events.
“India’s issues have been ICC events really. They have been going around beating everyone, with a variety of players, they have rotated and rested. They have hugely experienced cricketers from the IPL and high-class T20 cricketers.
But they played some timid cricket in world events, almost gone into their shell. There is a different mindset from a bilateral to a World Cup. They definitely played some fearful cricket in the last World Cup, especially in the powerplays.
They have got to keep that hitting potential from Rohit, Rahul. Suryakumar Yadav has been in unbelievable form,” said the former English skipper on Sky Sports.
“They are missing two great cricketers in Bumrah and Jadeja. Got to keep the same mindset that they have shown in the bilaterals in the last year or so.”
India will play their first match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 against Pakistan on October 23 in Melbourne.
India squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Standby players – Mohd. Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi