Following the conclusion of India’s five-match T20I series against South Africa, speculation over India’s likely roster for the forthcoming T20 World Cup 2022 has grown significantly. Many sports experts have begun to weigh in on what they believe would be the best combination for Team India to compete in the global showcase event.
Irfan Pathan, former India all-rounder, has named his best India XI for the 20-over competition.
In the months of October and November of this year, Australia will host the T20 World Cup 2022. It’ll be a mega-event, with a lot riding on the Indian T20I team’s performance.
When picking this team, Irfan Pathan considered a number of variables, including the players’ current form and experience. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma were named as their team’s openers, Virat Kohli has been named the team’s third batsman, followed by Suryakumar Yadav at number four. Rishabh Pant, the wicketkeeper-batter, was shockingly left out of Irfan Pathan’s starting XI. Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja were the two all-rounders, with Dinesh Karthik being the wicket-keeper. The four bowlers were Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Harshal Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Due to his recent batting achievements, Irfan selected Dinesh Karthik over Rishabh Pant. Pant participated in the recently concluded T20I series against South Africa, where he struggled to score 57 runs in four games with a strike rate of 105.55. Karthik, on the other hand, has been in excellent form with the bat recently and is Irfan’s first choice wicketkeeper for the T20 World Cup.
Irfan Pathan playing XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah