Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has named his preferred Team India playing XI for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022. Interestingly Dinesh Karthik and Arshdeep Singh have no place in his team.
T20 World Cup 2022: Arshdeep Singh and Dinesh Karthik are not in Sanjay Manjrekar’s playing XI
The T20 World Cup 2022 is just a few days away from now. The marquee event will take place in Australia, starting 16th October with the final set to take place on 13th September at MCG.
Talking about the Indian Cricket Team, they will begin their campaign against arch-rivals against Pakistan in 23rd October. The Rohit Sharma-led side has named their squad for the T20 World Cup and it remains to be seen what combination will they opt for when they will step on the field.
I still think opening the inns is where we could see the best of Pant in T20. Provided Rohit is ok to bat @ 4. MS took a punt on Rohit before CT in 2013, and the rest is history. Time for Rohit to take a punt on Pant. KL, Pant, VK, Rohit, Sky would be my top five. #INDvAUS #T20WCAdvertisement
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Many fans and pundits have given their suggestions about what XI should India play in the World Cup. Manjrekar has also named his team in which skipper Rohit Sharma along with KL Rahul will open the innings.
Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav will bat at No.3 and 4 respectively on Manjrekar’s team. However, what’s surprising is that the former cricketer went with Rishabh Pant instead of Dinesh Karthik as the keeper inside.
Manjrekar went with Hardik Pandya and Axar Patel as the two all-rounders in the wide with Yuzvendra Chahal as the lone spinner. Whereas Jasprit Bumrah, Harshal Patel and Bhuvneshwar are the three pacers in the side.
Here’s Sanjay Manjrekar’s playing XI
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Indian Squad for the T20 World Cup
Apart from the XI players in Manjrekar’s Xi, the likes of Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik R Ashwin and Arshdeep Singh are also in the side. They can also look to give others change as well depending on the conditions.
Standby players – Mohd. Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar
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Here’s the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup 2022:
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, R Pant (WK), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Akshar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, B Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh
Standby Players: Mohammad Shami, Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi