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Cricket Governing Council announce deadline for the 20-20 World Cup Squad submission

By BetBarter Staff

June 20, 2022

The next edition of the 20-20 World Cup is just a few months away from commencement. All the teams are now preparing for the forthcoming tournament, which will take place in Australia later this year in October and November. The Cricket’s Governing Body has announced the deadline for the submission of the final squad for the event. The Cricket Body has directed all boards to submit their 15-member squads by September 15, 2022.

This provides the Indian team plenty of time to fine-tune their line-up since they have four T20I series scheduled before the 20-20 World Cup. However, Rahul Dravid and the Chetan Sharma-led selection committee would face a difficult challenge in narrowing down the 15-man squad. Notably, India has a large bench strength.

The Men in Blue are slated to play against Ireland next in a two-game T20I series, beginning on June 26. Then, from July 7 to 10, India will play against England in a three-match series. Then, from July 29 to August 2, India will play three T20s against the West Indies. The Rohit Sharma-led team will then compete in the Asia Cup 2022, which begins on August 27.

Many game experts have already begun analyzing the India’s squad for the major competition. Former Indian batter Sanjay Manjrekar believes that the Mumbai batter Suryakumar Yadav has secured his place in the World Cup squad.

As per Sports Tiger, Manjarekar said, “I think he has already confirmed his ticket to Australia. We have seen a lull in a lot of players’ performances, Rishabh Pant for example, but I doubt whether they will drop him for that big ticket to Australia. So Suryakumar Yadav has already proved his worth beyond any doubt. So injury notwithstanding, I see him having that one seat confirmed on that flight to Australia.”

17-18 players have already been shortlisted- Sanjay Banger

Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar, on the other hand, believes the selection committee has already selected 17-18 players, which includes the older players who were rested for the South Africa series.

“So, some players have been selected in the squad to give them that experience. I believe that the 11 players who have played in this series so far, and the first-team players who are rested, I think those 17-18 players have already been shortlisted (for the T20 World Cup squad),” he said as quoted by Sports Tiger.