India – T20I Team Ranking, Matches & Squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2021

The upcoming T20 world cup is the seventh one and it is scheduled to take place in UAE and Oman. Previously, it was decided that the venue for the international cricket tournament will be India. But the recent spike in the number of COVID – 19 cases struck fear in the minds of the ICC’s top brass. The event will begin on the 17th of October.

Cricket teams from all over the globe are trying their best to remain in form by playing countless limited-over matches. But, the Indian cricket team simply focused on their last-minute tour of Sri Lanka and their overall preparation for the IPL 2021.

Experts point out the fact that the Indian cricket team will be under a lot of pressure. This is because they played three T20 international matches along with the three one-day international matches in Sri Lanka, and that too with a B-Team. Most of the players that will be representing team India in the upcoming T20 World Cup were not able to prepare for the event due to their busy schedules during the England Test series.

Let’s take a look at team India’s squad, match schedule, and the overall ranking of the team. 

India Squad

The final squad that will represent Team India has been announced and is as follows – 

  • Virat Kohli (Capt)
  • 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
  • Mohd Shami. 

Standby players are Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Chahar.

Prominent and formidable players like Shikhar Dhawan and Yuzvendra Chahal were kept out of the team and this came as a surprise for many. One can now only wait and see how Team India performs at this world cricket event.

India will be starting their game with a battle against its arch-rivals, Pakistan. 

India T20 World Cup Match schedule

Team India is given the following match schedule – 

Date  Match  Venue
24th Oct 21 Ind vs Pak Dubai
31st Oct 21 Ind vs NZ Dubai
3rd Nov 21 Ind vs Afg Abu Dhabi
5th Nov 21 Ind vs B1 Dubai
8th Nov 21 Ind vs A2 Dubai

 

Reference Links: 

  1. https://cricketaddictor.com/ipl-2021/icc-t20-world-cup-2021-schedule-india-squad-and-schedule-groups-team-list-all-team-squad-time-table-tickets-and-venue-8-8/
  2. https://www.icc-cricket.com/rankings/mens/team-rankings/t20i
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