The T20 World Cup is quickly approaching, and Indian skipper Rohit Sharma recently stated that 80–90% of the team had been selected. Even though carrying 18 players, including three stand-bys, has become the norm since Covid, Rohit was presumably referring to the final 15 players who would be on the World Cup team. The Asia Cup is the first of many T20 matches that the Indian squad has coming up, and it’s the ideal opportunity for the unproven players to stand out.
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Guaranteed players for the World Cup
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvenshwar Kumar, and Jasprit Bumrah are the players who are guaranteed to play in the World Cup if there are no last-minute injuries.
Asia Cup players aiming for a place in the World Cup
Avesh has emerged as a choice with his added pace as Mohammed Shami’s T20 career is being phased down. However, the young pacer tends to be a bit inconsistent, which could work against him. If Rohit offers him the prospects in the UAE, that remains to be seen. Avesh’s economy rate after 13 games is 8.67, which puts him on a tougher wicket.
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Being the only left-arm pace option for India puts Arshdeep in the lead for a World Cup spot. A fan favorite, Arshdeep bowls yorkers, changes pace shrewdly and maintains composure under duress. He only needs to continue his impressive play in Asia Cup at this point. With an economy rate of 6.33, Arshdeep has taken 9 wickets in 6 games.
Over the past year, Deepak Hooda has advanced greatly. In the matches against England and the West Indies, he made some significant performances. He is the prototypical T20 batter, with a variety of creative shots in his toolbox and the capacity to produce the big shot when it counts. Good versus spinners; he might enjoy the UAE tracks. In close games, Hooda’s strike rate of 161.17 can prove decisive.
The leg spinner is definitely a wicket-taking possibility and was quite excellent in the three T20s he played against the West Indies. The choice of whether to include a second wrist spinner in the team or a smart offender off-spinner who is more of a containing option will be made by skipper Rohit. Additionally, Bishnoi is a capable outfielder, and the Asia Cup will give the management the necessary clues. 13.18 – Bishnoi’s incredible stats demonstrates his ability to take wickets.
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