India’s top order
However, you will see the entry of some young names as Indian cricket has experimented a lot since last 1 year and has included many players in its pool.
India’s top order is the same as it was last year. The captains have changed in this as Rohit Sharma is now the captain, KL Rahul is the vice-captain and Virat Kohli is at number three. Let us see what is the difference between these two World Cup teams.
Deepak Hooda ‘in’, Ishaan Kishan ‘out’
Firstly, Deepak Hooda has been given a chance in place of Ishaan Kishan. Hooda impressed in the IPL as well and he can play the role of an all-rounder. After leaving his cricket from Baroda, Hooda has given a different shape to his career. Ishaan Kishan also suffered for his poor performance, due to which Hooda immediately cemented his place.
Dinesh Karthik’s tremendous entry-
Ravindra Jadeja was almost certain to be in this World Cup team as well but he is out due to knee surgery and Dinesh Karthik has got a place. Dinesh Karthik has changed his game tremendously. He performed very well in the IPL and continued his form in international cricket as well.
Important changes in spin department
We can see that this year’s team has seen significant changes in the spin department as compared to the previous team. This time Varun Chakraborty will not be seen and death over specialist Harshal Patel will be seen cashing in on his chance. Harshal Patel has made a mark for himself, he has emerged as a mysterious fast bowler who has a lot of variations. Patel did a great job for RCB while Varun Chakravarthy on the other hand failed to make an impact. He is not in the line of selection in the Indian cricket team in the near future as well.
Yuzvendra Chahal gets preference over Rahul Chahar
In the last World Cup, Rahul Chahar got a place with great enthusiasm but this player has failed miserably to make an impact. Rahul Chahar was sent to take advantage of the UAE pitches as he bowls at a slightly higher pace but the selectors’ move didn’t work at all. Yuzvendra Chahal then recovered his lost confidence, picked up wickets consistently and proved crucial for his new IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals as well as India. He took 27 wickets in IPL 2022 while Rahul Chahar could take only 14.
Arshdeep Singh in place of Mohammed Shami
A strange call has been taken on Mohammed Shami who has been kept as reserve player and Arshdeep Singh has been given a chance. The Indian cricket team seems to be going for T20 specialists like Harshal Patel and Arshdeep Singh. Shami could have proved to be better in Australia but no one can deny that at times he can prove to be too expensive. If they fail to take wickets in the beginning, it is possible to be beaten very badly in the death overs. Whereas some yorkers from Arshdeep Singh prove to be of some help in stopping the flow of runs. Although young and his performance in Australia will be worth watching.
One Year Change – A Look
The Indian team has changed a lot since the last World Cup. Rohit is the most successful captain of IPL and he is going to T20 World Cup with a new approach. But Asia Cup 2022 is a big setback where Team India were defeated by both Sri Lanka and Pakistan and they also failed to reach the final.
Despite this, there does not appear to be any hasty decision in the team selected by the selectors. These are the same 15 players who have been performing. People are outraged over the ouster of Mohammed Shami, but taking Arshdeep Singh as a T20 specialist is not such a bad decision either. However, he has less experience and the same thing was going in Shami’s favor.