Predicting India’s 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup 2020
Going largely by current form and the present squad, here we try to predict India’s 15 for the T20 World Cup to be played in Australia next year.
Updated - Oct 27, 2019 12:02 pm
We are less than a year away from the T20 World Cup which will be held in Australia. The tournament is back after a gap of four years and hence, there is some buzz around it already. Teams already have one eye on the mega event which will start in October next year.
India have been dominant in Test cricket and are not only the No. 1 ranked team but they are also leading the points table of the World Test Championship (WTC). They may have had to bow out in the semi-final of the World Cup earlier this year, but their ODI team has also been doing consistently well. On the other hand, as far as T20Is are concerned, it has been their weakest format. The ‘Men in Blue’ have been pretty inconsistent.
Hence, with the T20 World Cup less than a year away, India have begun their preparations and have been playing T20Is frequently in the recent past. Thus, going largely by current form and the present squad, here we try to predict India’s 15 for the T20 World Cup to be played in Australia next year.
1. Rohit Sharma
There is absolutely no doubt that Rohit Sharma is one of the best white-ball openers in the world today. He may take his time at the start of the innings but once he’s set it’s very tough to stop him. In fact, if there is a need, he can go berserk right from the get-go as well.
The Indian vice-captain has the ability to score big runs irrespective of the format. Ever since he started opening the batting, he’s become a beast. In T20Is, he is currently the second-highest run-getter (2443 runs at an average of 32.14) in the history of the format. Moreover, no player has more hundreds (four) than Rohit in the shortest format in international cricket.
Hence, Rohit will be one of the first names on the team list. In the 2019 World Cup, he showed that he is a man for big tournaments. Moreover, the Mumbaikar doesn’t have a great record in World T20s and thus, he will be eager to correct that record.