T20 World Cup 2022 is going to be held in Australia in October-November this year. With only a few months left for this big tournament, all the teams are sweating heavily on the field. Team India is playing T20 series in West Indies under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. Apart from the remaining two matches against West Indies, India will have 11 more matches to prepare for the World Cup. After West Indies, India has to play Asia Cup where team India will play at least 5 matches, if India reaches the final then the number of matches will be 6. After this, India will play a 3-3 match T20 series against Australia and South Africa on home soil. India has very few matches left to prepare for the World Cup, but Rohit Sharma would like to find a solution to his four big problems in these matches, which have been increasing his headache for some time. Let’s know about them-
Openers not confirmed yet
Many players have opened with Rohit Sharma after KL Rahul’s injury. But so far no player has been able to confirm his place. It is expected that KL Rahul will make a comeback in the Asia Cup 2022, but the question will still remain that if an opener gets injured during the World Cup, then who will be the backup opener. Ishan Kishan is seen as a backup opener, but this player has not got a chance to play after the first T20 against England. In place of Ishaan, Rohit Sharma has given players like Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav a chance to open the innings.
Virat Kohli’s form
Virat Kohli’s form is the biggest concern before the T20 World Cup. Kohli has always been the backbone of Indian batting in ICC events, but at present, Kohli is going through a very poor form. After a disappointing performance in England, Kohli had sought rest for the West Indies tour, now we will see this star player playing in the Asia Cup itself. In such a situation, Kohli does not have much time to regain form before the World Cup. If Kohli manages to do so, then he can also solve the Indian team’s opening problem because in the shortest format of cricket, the opener figures of Kohli have been excellent.
R Ashwin’s sudden entry into the T20 team has made it difficult for other spinners to make it to the World Cup squad. The World Cup is in Australia, so the team will go with a maximum of two spinners. While Ravindra Jadeja’s place is confirmed due to his batting ability, there is a fight between Yuzvendra Chahal and Ashwin for the second spot. A team of 15 players is to be known for the T20 World Cup, so the team will shy away from giving space to more spinners. There are also spinners in the queue like Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi and Kuldeep Yadav.
Who is the third fast bowler?
In the T20 World Cup, the Indian pace attack will be led by experienced pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar along with Jasprit Bumrah, while Hardik Pandya will play his role as an all-rounder. Now the question is, who will be another fast bowler other than him? There is a tough competition between Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel for this spot. It will be interesting to see which bowler Rohit goes with.