India Squad T20 WC – India Warm-UP Matches WC: The Indian Cricket team coach Rahul Dravid has requested the BCCI to send the team early to T20 World CUP in Australia. Dravid also has requested the BCCI to arrange more practice matches for TEAM INDIA. Earlier the team was scheduled to travel on October 9th. But after Dravid’s request, the team is now likely to leave on 5th October for Australia: Follow ICC T20 World Cup LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN
According to a report by The Indian Express, team will now play 2-3 more practice matches in Australia.
“We are in talks with a few teams who will play games with us besides warm-up games kept by ICC. The entire T20 World Cup squad will travel to Australia on October 5 along with Dravid and his support staff. ” a BCCI official told the paper.
India Squad T20 WC: Rahul Dravid requests BCCI to arrange ‘more practice matches in Australia’, team set to leave 1 week early: Follow LIVE UPDATES
India Warm-UP Matches WC: InsideSport already had reported, Indian team has decided to fly net bowlers and standbyes along with the Indian Squad to Australia. Indian team will now leave immediately after playing its third T20 International against South Africa in Indore on October 4.
The BCCI is planning at least three warm-up games there in addition to two matches organised by the ICC against New Zealand (Oct 17) and Australia (Oct 18).
The Indian team open their World Cup campaign against Pakistan in Melbourne on October 23.
India T20 WC Squad: Why India have opted to take all four standby players?
For the first time, India will have all their standby players available with the squad.
With Mohammed Shami (Still Covid Positive) and Deepak Chahar still making a comeback, they need to be with the team to be ready.
They will train under Rahul Dravid and Paras Mhambrey so when required, they can be called in replacing an injured player.
Furthermore, India are taking note of their past experience. In 2020 when India toured Australia, they had just one player left in the Playing XI from the original squad.
To avoid such a scenario, India will have their full 19-member squad available.
India are also mindful that there are only four seamers at their disposal in the 15-member squad which may not be sufficient in case of an injury.
As Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel are yet to make a comeback and Mohammed Shami yet to play any T20I since the T20 WC, they must play together often to be in sync.
Team India will leave for Australia on October 6 immediately after the end of T20 series against South Africa.
India T20 WC Squad: Team India to take Shami, Chahar, Bishnoi & Iyer to Australia, team to leave on October 6, Follow LIVE Updates
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India squad for T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.