Predict the line-up of speed bowling for the tournament

India captain Rohit Sharma hinted during India’s Asian Cup campaign that the Indian team will play with a combination of four fast bowlers in the 2022 T20 World Cup with Hardik Pandya being the 4th fast bowler in the playing eleven.

In the Asian Cup, India played with the combination of four fast bowlers in the first two group matches only. After that, Ravindra Jadeja got injured and India entered the super 4 matches with the combination of three fast bowlers, two spinners and a part-time spinner in the form of Deepak Hooda.

After India suffered a group exit at the last T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, they began to determine their fast bowling resources, and three fast bowlers that India’s new head coach Rahul Dravid has figured out as the first choice fast bowlers were Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah.

While Bhuvneshwar was seen primarily as a power play specialist, Harshal and Bumrah were in the XI playing through the middle as well as at the death. Avesh Khan has been a backup fast bowler since India’s first team T20I was chosen after the last T20 World Cup. Later, Arshdeep Singh also entered the mix, after a fantastic IPL.

What happened just before the Asian Cup was that Bumrah and Harshal got injured simultaneously and India had to face Arshdeep and Avesh as the first choice bowlers in the tournament, along with Bhuvneshwar and Hardik who were the first-choice bowlers anyway.

Then Avesh’s illness midway through the Asian Cup meant India had no choice but to play with just three fast bowlers in the Asian Cup super 4 round. Asia.

There is still some uncertainty over Jasprit Bumrah’s availability for the 2022 T20 World Cup

Harshal and Bumrah are currently recovering at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and reports suggest that Harshal is close to 100% fitness now, but there is no certainty on Bumrah yet. If both Harshal and Bumrah are fit, India’s fast bowling combination for T20 World Cup 2022 is likely to be – Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah, Harshal and Arshdeep with Hardik Pandya being the fast and versatile bowler.

However, if Bumrah doesn’t get fit in time, the breeders will opt for Avesh or could simply surprise in the form of Prasidh Krishna, who also had a fantastic last IPL and would be well suited to Australian conditions. because of its size and pace.

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