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Strongest Predicted T20 Series Squad for Team India

Team India to name a full-strength squad as we look at the strongest predicted players list for Team India for the 2022 T20 series vs Australia.

The conclusion of Asia Cup 2022 will see Team India begin two of the most important series ahead of the biggest tournament of the year, the T20 World Cup 2022. One is the T20 Series vs Australia. Whereas the other is the ODI and T20 series vs South Africa. Both are home series, and will be ideal preparation for the T20 World Cup.

The Australia T20 series begins on September 20th at Mohali, and will conclude on September 25th. Whereas the South Africa series begins with the T20 Series on September 28th, and ends with the ODI series on October 11th. There’s a sufficient gap between Asia Cup 2022 and Australia T20 series to make sure players get enough rest.

The Asia Cup 2022 is played in T20 format this year. Post that, India are playing two 3-match T20I series vs Australia and South Africa. With India naming an official 15-member squad for Asia Cup along with 3 Standbys, what squad will India select for the upcoming Australia series? Well, that’s the most important question that we would need answers to.

So, in this article, we explore the strongest predicted squad for Team India for the 2022 T20 Series vs Australia. We will also look at the official squad for Australia that they have named for the T20 World Cup 2022 and for the T20 series vs India. Alright then, let’s get to it.

Confirmed Players:

If we talk about the Indian players who are confirmed to play the Australia Series (Unless of course they are rested) include the likes of Captain and Vice Captain Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Batters Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli, Wicket-keepers Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik. Bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Ravi Bishnoi.

Talking about all-rounders, Deepak Hooda and Ravichandran Ashwin should most likely get a go for the Australia series too. However, there would be a discussion on whether or not to rest our key all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja. Ideally, they should play as playing against a champion team like Australia will be a great dress rehearsal ahead of T20 World Cup 2022.

Unlike the Asia Cup 2022 where India had to name only 15 official players, there won’t be any restrictions for the home series vs Australia. Hence, the Australia T20 series should mostly see India selecting around 18 members or even more. So, in addition to the above-mentioned players, India should also include Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer, and Axar Patel in the official 18-member squad.

Harshal and Jasprit Bumrah to Play?

Probably the biggest question for Team India is whether Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah are fit to play the T20 Series vs Australia. Well, both were a part of the rehabilitation camp at NCA, Bengaluru. Their exact recovery status is not known yet, but given the less importance of the series, India would not risk playing them as the fit duo is needed for the T20 World Cup.

Will Avesh Khan get Another Chance?

This is another question that Team India would face ahead of the squad selection. In the absence of Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah, India have trusted Avesh Khan to be the third pacer of the squad. Unfortunately, his returns in T20Is have been horrible so far. India may give him another shot, but for that, Avesh will have to put his best foot forward in the remaining matches of Asia Cup 2022. If he doesn’t, India could look at giving Mohammed Shami, Umran Malik, or Shardul Thakur a go.

India vs Australia 2022: Predicted T20 Series Squad Players List for Team India

Batters: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav & Virat Kohli

Wks: Dinesh Karthik & Rishabh Pant

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja & Ravichandran Ashwin

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi & Yuzvendra Chahal

Coach: Rahul Dravid // Captain: Rohit Sharma

Apart from the above-mentioned players, the bench strength of India looks good too in case India decide to rest key players. If we talk about India’s bench for the T20Is, we have Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Washington Sundar, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, and Mohammed Siraj to replace the rested players.

Meanwhile, Australia have named their official squad for the T20 series vs India. Aaron Finch shall be leading the squad as expected. Except for David Warner, who isn’t a part of the India T20 series, the named squad is also going to be the same for T20 World Cup 2022.

India vs Australia 2022: Official T20 Series Squad for Australia

Batters: Aaron Finch, Steven Smith & Tim David

Wks: Josh Inglis & Matthew Wade

All-rounders: Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis & Mitchell Marsh

Bowlers: Adam Zampa, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Starc & Pat Cummins

Coach: Andrew McDonald // Captain: Aaron Finch

India vs Australia 2022: Official T20 Series Schedule

  • 1st T20I – Sep 20 @Mohali
  • 2nd T20I – Sep 23 @Nagpur
  • 3rd T20I – Sep 25 @ Hyderabad

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