In the Asia Cup 2022, the Indian team made a tremendous start and made its place in the Super-4. They won two matches in their group stage, first against Pakistan and then against Hong Kong. But their performance in Super 4 has been quite disappointing so far.
They played two matches in Super 4 and were defeated in both. First Pakistan defeated them and then they lost to Sri Lanka by 6 wickets. At present, reaching the final of the Asia Cup 2022 for India is looking very difficult. If they wants to make their place in the final, then the rest of the teams will have to support them. The Indian team is in question right now.
Although their performance in the Asia Cup 2022 may not have been good, but for the upcoming T20 World Cup, they will have to start preparations from now. Let us tell you, the T20 World Cup is going to start from the October and they have to finalize their team for the tournament by 16th September.
For the upcoming World Cup, many players may return to the team, while some players may be dropped. Today we take a look at 4 players who can make a comeback in India’s T20 team for the T20 World Cup.
Note: We have excluded those players who are out of the Indian team now due to injury.
There was a time when Mohammed Shami used to be the main fast bowler of all formats for the Indian team. Even at this time, he has the ability to bowl well in ODI and T20 cricket. He has led the Indian team to victory in many matches with his superb bowling, although he was dropped from the team after the 2021 World Cup.
In IPL 2022, playing for Gujarat Titans (GT), Mohammed Shami took 20 wickets in 16 matches at an economy of 8. For his franchise, he had troubled the batsmen of the opposition team while bowling well in the powerplay. Thanks to his bowling, the franchise won the IPL title in its very first season.
Ishan Kishan has done well so far in limited overs cricket. He has troubled the bowlers of the opposing team a lot in the powerplay. Let us tell you, Kishan has played 19 T20I matches for India so far in which he has scored 543 runs at a strike rate of 131.15.
Ishan Kishan was not included in the squad for the Asia Cup 2022 after KL Rahul recovered from injury. However, looking at the pitches in Australia, Ishan can be called back in the team. Rahul has also been very disappointing since his return to the Indian team.
Sanju Samson is one of the best players in Indian cricket. He has not yet got to play much matches in international cricket, but whatever the team has expressed confidence in him, he has played an important role in the team’s victory by performing well.
Let us tell you, Sanju Samson has scored more than 450 runs in the last two seasons of IPL at a strike rate of more than 135. Not only this, he had taken his team to the final this season. Whether it is a spin bowler or a fast bowler, you will always see Sanju Samson playing aggressive cricket. He has just not got the proper gametime to prove his quality.
The performance of the fast bowler Shardul Thakur has been very good in the recent times. He has the power to perform well for the team not only in bowling but also with the bat. He has played 25 T20I matches for India so far and has taken 33 wickets in it.
The Indian team needs a bowler who has the ability to take wickets in the middle overs and Thakur can fulfill that need. The Indian team is currently hoping to score maximum runs from their lower order players and Thakur can do that very well.