Cricket’s most popular global competition is about to get underway and the expectation is on India to deliver. The 2022 edition of the T20 World Cup is hosted by defending champions Australia, and Rohit Sharma’s team are the favourites to win it.
If India are to justify their top billing, key players will need to be on top of their game. Here are the five cricketers who are pivotal to the team’s success.
Firstly, a round up of the sides standing in the way of India’s second T20 World Cup title. According to the best sports betting sites in India, Rohit Sharma’s men are narrowly ahead of England and Australia who are joint second favourites in some places.
Other countries expected to mount a challenge include Pakistan, South Africa and New Zealand.
There are key battles between some of those teams during the Super 12 stage and those odds have scope to adjust. Prices are supplied by sources affiliated with Asiabet and any updates will be published on the website.
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It’s a logical site to follow betting on the World Cup, but let’s now look at those players who can turn the competition in India’s favour.
Clearly, any captain is going to be crucial to his side’s success. Rohit Sharma inherited the job from Virat Kohli and he’s looking to lead from the front.
An opening batter, Rohit can be devastating during the Powerplay overs. Like all captains, he needs to ensure that his batting form doesn’t dip due to the pressure of leading the side.
Former skipper Virat Kohli made a welcome return to form with a century in the Asia Cup against Afghanistan. It had been almost three years since his last international ton and Indian followers would have been mightily relieved to see him pass three figures.
Across his career, the T20 format has been a productive one for Kohli. The 33-year-old has no fewer than six centuries and a highest score of 122.
With Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of the squad due to injury, the pressure is very much on India’s remaining seam bowlers. Arshdeep Singh has been a reliable figure for Punjab Kings in the IPL and he now needs to deliver that reliability for the national side.
At the age of 23, Arshdeep Singh comes into the World Cup with just 12 T20i appearances to his name. It has, however, been a promising start with 19 wickets and best figures of 3/12.
After a period away from the Indian squad, Hardik Pandya proved himself at the 2022 IPL. A series of effective contributions with bat and ball, together with mature leadership of his Gujarat Titans franchise, led to a recall to the national squad.
As the main all-rounder within the playing XI, Pandya has a number of roles to fill. He is at his best with bat in hand and will need to score quickly in the death overs while taking wickets in his role as India’s fifth bowler.
The hard, bouncy pitches in Australia will be conducive to leg spin bowling. Yuzvendra Chahal is the senior leggie in the India squad and his job is to take wickets in the middle overs. Yuzi is closing in on 300 wickets in this format and he also has exceptional economy rates and impressive best figures of 6/25.