The Indian squad for T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia has been announced. Everyone is aware about the number of talented players available for selection. However, the number of players in the squad is only 15. Youngster Mohammad Siraj again failed to get a place in the T20 World Cup squad of India. Let’s see the reason as to Why Mohammad Siraj is not selected in Indian Team for T20 World Cup 2022?
T20 World Cup 2022 Guide – Everything to know about
India squad for ICC T20 World Cup
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Standby players – Mohd. Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.
Why Mohammad Siraj is not selected in Indian Team for T20 World Cup 2022?
Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel have returned to the T20 World Cup squad after successfully recovering from their respective injuries. Therefore, the selection committee decided to pick only 3 genuine fast bowlers for T20 World Cup. Siraj has not impressed so much in T20 format like he did in Tests.
The Selectors of Indian Cricket Team announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 in UAE. A few cricketers who have been in contention to get the call have been left out from the 15-member squad for Asia Cup. Some players have also got called up that no one had expected. Siraj didn’t get a place in the Indian squad for Asia Cup which was announced BCCI. Many young players have been given the chance in the squad. Even then some deserving players failed to get a place in the Indian Team. Siraj’s exclusion from the 15-member squad is quite shocking because he has the abilities of swinging ball and picking early wickets. Fans are not happy with his omission from the squad and want to know Why Mohammad Siraj is not selected in Indian Team for Asia Cup?
India’s Asia Cup 2022 Squad
Rohit Sharma (Capt ), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, R Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Y Chahal, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar have been named as standbys.
Why Mohammad Siraj is not selected in Indian Team for Asia Cup?
Indian Team is all set to travel to Ireland to play two T20 International matches in Dublin. This would be India’s first visit to Ireland since 2018. The two team have played against each other only on three occasions in T20s and it was Indian team who emerged victorious on all occasions. The 1st match of T20 series will take place on June 26 while the 2nd match will take place on June 28. Hardik Pandya has been appointed the captain of Indian Team for the series against Ireland.
Why Mohammad Siraj is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?
The selections to the T20 team of Indian Cricket Team is largely affected by the player’s performance in Indian Premier League. And that is the reason behind the exclusion or RCB pacer Siraj from Indian squad against Ireland. Mohammed Siraj had a forgettable campaign in IPL 2022. He picked up just 9 wickets in 14 matches at an economy rate of over 10 runs per over. Another point is that there are plenty of options available for pace attack. Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan are the other options who have been included in Indian squad for Ireland Tour. The management favored the senior-most pacer in the team, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Avesh Khan.
India vs Ireland Schedule
|Date||Match Details||Venue||Time (IST)|
|June 26, 2022||Ireland vs India, 1st T20I||The Village, Dublin||2:30 PM|
|June 28, 2022||Ireland vs India, 2nd T20I||The Village, Dublin||2:30 PM|