The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 is just around the corner. Team India’s T20 World Cup schedule begins on 16 October 2022 and through a series of 45 matches, the final match will be played on 13th November 2022. To know more about the Indian squad for T20 World Cup, T20 World Cup warm up matches, and team India’s T20 World Cup schedule, keep reading. There is also information on where to watch T20 World Cup and its streaming details.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022
This year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is hosted by Australia after the match was kept on hold for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the top eight teams according to the ICC T20 rankings are already given entry to the Super 12 stage, including India, the bottom teams will have to compete with each other to secure a position in the same.
Before these, all 16 teams are set to play T20 World Cup Warm Up matches prior to the official commencement of the series. The list of the top 8 teams is:
- New Zealand
- South Africa
The list of the bottom 8 teams to compete in the qualifier round is:
- West Indies
- Sri Lanka
Team India is ready and geared up to secure a win in the T20 World Cup 2022 tournament. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, all 14 players have reached Australia and started their practice with full vigour and enthusiasm. The Board of Control for Cricket in India even shared a picture of the Indian Team on the grounds of Australia, practising during their first training session.
Indian Squad For T20 World Cup
Team India announced their squad list on 12th September 2022. With Rahul Dravid as the coach, here’s the list of players from team India for the T20 World Cup 2022:
- Rohit Sharma (Captain)
- KL Rahul (Vice Captain)
- Dinesh Karthik (Wicket-keeper)
- Rishabh Pant (Wicket-keeper)
- Virat Kohli
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- Deepak Hooda
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Hardik Pandya
- Axar Patel
- Arshdeep Singh
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Harshal Patel
4 standby players namely, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer and Mohammad Shami are also included. Jasprit Bumrah was to be included as well but he had been withdrawn due to a back injury.
T20 World Cup Warm Up Matches
All the teams participating in the tournament will be playing warm up matches in Melbourne and Brisbane. From 10 October 2022 the warm-up matches for non-qualified teams will start while the top 8 will play on 17 and 19 October.
The T20 World Cup warm up matches will not have an international status though. The first team pairing for warm-up matches is the West Indies and UAE. The host country, Australia, will have only one warm-up match and it’s with India on October 17th. Check out team India’s T20 World Cup schedule and where to watch T20 World Cup.
Team India’s T20 World Cup Schedule
First in team India’s T20 World Cup schedule is the warm-up matches. India is all set to play two warm up matches in Australia, the first one on 17th October 2022 with the host country, Australia and the second one on 19th October 2022 with New Zealand at The Gabba. Following that, team India has five main matches scheduled. The list is as follows:
- India vs Pakistan, 23 October 2022 at MCG, Melbourne
- India vs TBA, 27 October 2022 at SCG, Sydney
- India vs South Africa, 30 October 2022 at Perth
- India vs Bangladesh, 2 November 2022 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
- India vs TBA, 6 November 2022 at MCG, Melbourne
Where to Watch T20 World Cup – Telecast and Streaming Details
In India and its subcontinental countries, the T20 World Cup can be watched via the Star Sports network. Star Sports will also be broadcasting the live coverage of all the matches including T20 World Cup Warm Up Matches on Disney+Hotstar, the digital platform. You will need a premium subscription to the service to access the broadcast.
It will be a very anticipated match between arch-rivals Pakistan and India just one day before Diwali. While team India faced a melancholic defeat in T20 World Cup 2021 just a few weeks ago, the fans are expecting a better performance from the team and are looking forward to a grand win this year.
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