The most anticipated Twenty20 World Cup 2022 will take place in Australia this year. As head coach of India, Rahul Dravid felt the pressure to choose a team of 20 players as soon as possible. The Men in Blue, who were led by Virat Kohli, were shockingly eliminated in the group stages of the T20 World Cup 2021. As a result, Rohit Sharma will serve as the team’s new captain, while Dravid will continue in his role as coach for the competition. Up to this point, the combination has been quite fruitful, but during the most recent series in South Africa, India came under scrutiny for their performance.
Even though regulars Rohit, Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah were given the time off, a youthful India squad led by Rishabh Pant suffered huge losses in both of the opening two games of the five-game series. They continued to even the series by playing the same side throughout the following two games, showing a great deal of character in the process. However, due to inclement weather, the decisive game could not be played, and the series ended in a tie.
Dravid, who has been observing the performances, gained new insight as a result of the series, and once the major stars are back in the team, it is anticipated that the rivalry will be particularly fierce. During the next Twenty20 International series in Ireland, Hardik Pandya will be in charge of the Indian team.
Rahul Dravid says that he can only take 15 players to the World Cup
In light of the many unpredictabilities that exist around the globe at this time, Dravid emphasized how critical it is to complete the selection of the team that will compete in the Twenty20 World Cup. According to his estimation, there are between 18 and 20 players who need to be found for the competition, but there will only be 15 participants in the mega-event. He said that there was a possibility that the injuries may occur in the interim, but he was pretty certain that the team would be finalized relatively quickly.
“As the day of the competition draws nearer, you will want to finalize the members of your team, and if that is not possible, you will want to have a plan B ready to go because of the sort of society we live in today. You want to take just 15 to the World Cup but (need to identify) top 18 to 20 players,” Dravid said, according to India Today.
“There could be odd changes owing to injuries and things that are beyond your control. It is difficult to say whether that will occur in the next series (which will take place in Ireland) or the series after that (which will take place in England), but we are absolutely seeking to achieve that as fast as possible,” Dravid added.