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ICC T20 World Cup 2022: India Squad:

The much-awaited ICC T20 World Cup 2022 is just over a couple of months away. The eighth edition of the tournament is scheduled to take place in October-November in Australia. A total of 16 teams will be taking part in ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Australia qualified for the tournament as hosts as well as being the defending champions.

Apart from Australia, 11 others teams qualified automatically based on their performance in the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup. The remaining four teams have made it to the event through two global qualifying events. The tournament is scheduled to start on October 16 while the final is scheduled to take place on November 13.

ICC T20 World Cup 2022
ICC T20 World Cup 2022 (Credits: Twitter)

In the first game of the tournament, Sri Lanka and Namibia will fight it out at Kardinia Park, Geelong on Sunday 16 October. The Super 12 phase is scheduled to start on October 22. Hosts and defending champions, Australia will play New Zealand in the opening match of the Super 12 at the SCG on 22 October. As far as India are concerned, they will open their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on 23 October.

India’s team for the tournament has started taking shape already. According to several reports, the selectors are likely to name a similar squad that was selected for the upcoming Asia Cup. So as the T20 World Cup inches closer, we are predicting a squad that is likely to represent India in the marquee event.

ICC T20 World Cup 2022: India Squad (Predicted)

Openers: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul

ICC T20 World Cup 2022: India Squad
Rohit Sharma (Credits: Twitter)

With KL Rahul back in action, he looks set to partner Rohit Sharma at the top of the order. Rahul last played for India way back in February and will make his return for the team through the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe. He and Rohit Sharma are likely to be the only specialist openers in the team.

In recent times, the team-management have tried out the likes of Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Hooda as openers. So in case of an emergency, the aforementioned players could be promoted to the top.

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