With the BCCI being the host of the ICC T20 World Cup in the year 2021, all eyes are on how the host nation will perform. India is a supremely competitive and dominant nation. Since 2014 India has entered the final 4 of every major ICC event. In fact, the Indian Cricket Team is the busiest in the world. India has a good mix of T20 players and skillful maestros who can ensure that the tournament is won by the hosts! Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja will be key contributors to the squad. Here’s a look at the team: –
Indian Cricket Team for T20 World Cup 2021: –
Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami.
Indian Cricket Team Schedule in T20 World Cup 2021: –
24th October 2021, India vs Pakistan, 7:30 PM, Dubai
31st October 2021, India vs New Zealand, 7:30 PM, Dubai
3rd November 2021, India vs Afghanistan, 7:30 PM, Abu Dhabi
5th November 2021, India vs B1, 7:30 PM, Dubai
8th November 2021, India vs A2, 7:30 PM, Dubai
Strength of the Indian Cricket Team: –
The biggest strength of the Indian Cricket team is their batting and spin bowling. The batting includes a good mix of dependable players that hold the game together and explosive players who can change the game on its head. Virat and Rohit will have all the eyes on them since they are working on ending India’s major trophy drought since 2013. Spinners including Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are experienced campaigners and their batting abilities provide a good balance to the team.
Weakness of the Indian Cricket Team: –
The weakness of the Indian Cricket Team is the fact that they are coming in after playing a big test series against England. Players like Virat, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Jadeja, and Pant have been in bio-bubbles since the beginning of June! It might take a toll on their mental and physical health. Also, the team is overloaded with spinners.
Opportunities for the Indian Cricket Team: –
The opportunity for the Indian Cricket Team is to win their first ICC trophy after 8 long years. Apart from that on an individual level, it is for Varun Chakravarthy. Varun has given up a well-set Architectural Job to play for the country. He needs to prove that his decision is going to pay off. Apart from that, it is a chance for Ravichandran Ashwin to strike back into the white ball scenario.
Threats for Indian Cricket Team: –
The threat for the Indian Cricket team is that the spinners have looked off-color in the IPL. Rahul Chahar has gone for runs while Ravi Ashwin hasn’t picked wickets. Axar too has failed to find his rhythm. Yuzi is doing well but he hasn’t been picked. Also, Hardik Pandya’s bowling fitness is a question. And if he plays as a pure batsman, the spot must go to Shreyas Iyer!