The World Cricket Governing Council has asked various cricket boards to finalize their 15-man squad for the 20-20 World Cup 2022 by 15th September 2022. The tournament will, however, start on October 16 with the preliminary round matches. Ahead of the tournament, the teams would like to figure out the players they would like to have in their squads for the showpiece event. India Cricket Team is no different.
India have a few bilateral series and one multi-nation tournament left before the world event. In these matches, the team would look to finalize the 15 players for the 20-20 World Cup. Only in one series, the team will field a second string team, while other series will see the first-choice players taking part. In this listicle, we will discuss the number of game left ahead of the September 15.
Number of games left before the Indian squad gets finalized:
- Two T20Is against Ireland
The Men In Blue will play two T20Is against Ireland in the European country. Notably, the team will field a second string side, which is not very different from the squad against the Proteas. The team will be led by Hardik Pandya. The series will see the comeback of Suryakumar Yadav, who was out due to injury.
2. Three T20Is against England
Few weeks after the Ireland series, the team will play three T20Is in the United Kingdom. This series will see the first-choice players playing and locking horns with one of the best white-ball teams. The team would like to figure out their best combination for the world event in Australia. For the record, the squad for the series is yet to be announced.
3. Five T20Is against the West Indies
The team will travel to the Caribbean Island for five T20Is. India, once again, would look to put their best team out in the middle against the West Indies team in all T20 internationals. India will play 5 T20Is from 29th July to 7th August 2022.
4. Asia Cup in Sri Lanka
The team will play the first multi-nation tournament a few days ahead of the squad announcement. However, the dates of the tournament are yet to be announced with uncertainty over the tournament due to nation-wide protests in Sri Lanka. Currently, the Island nation is hosting Australia for all-format series.