The BCCI Selection Committee has announced India’s T20 World Cup 2022 team on Monday September 12. Rohit Sharma will lead the 15-man squad with Jasper Bumrah and Harshal Patel make a comeback in the squad. Some players who were in the T20 World Cup last year have been ignored this year. In the meantime, Mohammed Shami will be added to the reserves alongside Shreyas Iyer and Deepak Chahar.
The Indian T20 World Cup 2022 roster is very similar to the Asia Cup 2022 roster that was announced. The batting order remains almost the same, with Deepak Hooda joining the team more as a backup batsman.
The absence of Ravindra Jadeja meant that Axar Patel would always be his replacement as a left arm spinner. R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal are two more spinners and together with Axar make it a three-man spin attack. The fact that Shami is not in the main squad comes as a big surprise, especially after being ousted from India’s Asian Cup roster.
A few nominal players have been ignored by the selection committee. The Indian fans are very disappointed that they are not in the main squad and have also expressed their frustration about this. Many people believed that Sanju Samson could have replaced Rishabh Pant on the side and have been denied that opportunity.
Fans expressed their anger at the fact that Shami was not added to the main force as well. However, the squad looks balanced, with batting being India’s stronger suit. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli scored crucial points in the Asian Cup and will be key for the Indian team in the ICC event.
As many players are not eligible for selection, in this article we take a look at three unselected players who would have been match winners for India in the 2022 T20 World Cup.
3 unselected Indian players who would have won India T20 World Cup 2022
Sanju Samson showed good batting form in the T20I series against Ireland and the West Indies. He was also part of India’s ODI squad for the Zimbabwe series. Samson has scored regularly in the IPL and fans felt he would have been a good addition to the World Cup squad given his quality stroke play.
On fast and resilient pitches in Australia, Samson’s solid technique would have helped him score a lot. Samson has a strike rate close to 140 in T20Is and can bat anywhere in the lineup as well. He would have been a solid option with the bat if he was part of the team.
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