India’s T20 World Cup 2021 campaign ended with a win against Namibia in the Super 12 round. Despite registering a hat-trick of victories in their last three matches, the Indian cricket team was knocked out of the tournament before the start of the semi-finals. The ‘Men in Blue’ finished third in the Group 2 standings with six points from five matches. The defeats against Pakistan and New Zealand did not get them a place in the semi-finals. Many fans and cricket experts felt that India missed some of its match winners in the T20 World Cup 2021, but with another T20 World Cup to be held in Australia next year, 5 such players make a comeback. Can, who could not be a part of Team India in this edition.
Shikhar Dhawan: Shikhar Dhawan is known for his excellent record in ICC tournaments. However, the left-handed opener did not find a place in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup 2021. Many fans considered him an important member of the Indian team, especially because he led the team in Sri Lanka earlier this year. Considering how well he has performed for Delhi Capitals in the IPL, no one can deny Dhawan’s return to the Indian team.
Yuzvendra Chahal: Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was surprisingly ignored for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. He was India’s number one spinner in the mega event, but the selectors preferred Rahul Chahar over him. Chahal was missed a lot during the Super 12 games against India, Pakistan and New Zealand. It should not be a surprise if Chahal leads the Indian spin attack in the T20 World Cup 2022.
T Natarajan: India’s fast bowling attack lacked variety in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. All the fast bowling options available in the team and reserve were right-arm fast bowlers. A left arm fast bowler like T Natarajan could help India a lot. Considering his performance in Australia last year, Natarajan will be in the running to be a part of the Indian T20 World Cup 2022 squad.
Shreyas Iyer: Shreyas Iyer, like Yuzvendra Chahal, was one such player who played T20 International cricket regularly for India to make it to the T20 World Cup 2021. However, the selectors did not pick him in the last 15. Iyer was part of the reserve, but did not get a single match. The right-handed batsman would be keen to regain his place in the team by performing well in the upcoming T20 Internationals. He can be the match winner for India in the next T20 World Cup.
Washington Beautiful: Unlike the previous names in this list, Washington Sundar missed the T20 World Cup 2021 due to injury. Sundar suffered a fracture in his finger during a practice match in England. The Tamil Nadu all-rounder also missed the second leg of IPL 2021 due to injury. In such a situation, he could not be included in the T20 World Cup, but it is expected that he can become a part of Team India in the World Cup 2022 to be held in Australia next year.