T20 World Cup 2022: Possible backups for Team India's 15-member squad

Injuries are a harsh reality of the game and the Indian camp needs to be ready with reinforcements for all 15 players.

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Kshitij Kumar
KSHITIJ KUMAR

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The T20 World Cup 2022 is just around the corner. A few days back, team India announced a strong 15-member squad as they bid to become the World T20 champions for the second time. The team sees ace pacers Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah returning to the Indian T20 setup after their respective injuries.

Talking on the other side, injuries are a harsh reality of the game and the Indian camp needs to be ready with reinforcements for each of the 15 players. Let us look at the-

Probable backups for every player in India's squad

1. Shubman Gill for Rohit Sharma

Shubman Gill has been a run-bank with the bat and has shown his batting prowess at the bigger stages. The 23-year-old is one of the most promising cricketers in the Indian circuit and could be an ideal backup for Rohit Sharma.

Gill has been a consistent performer in the IPL and has scored 1900 runs in 74 games at a strike rate of 125.25. In the previous season, he was instrumental in his franchise-Gujrat Titans' title victory by providing solid starts regularly. The dashing opener has carried on the good work for the national side as well.

The Punjab-born has amassed 499 runs in nine ODIs at an average of 71.29. Gill was the Player of the Series in the last two ODI assignments of the Men in Blue for his dominant show with the bat. He, like Rohit, has all the shots in the book and can give India a brisk start.

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