Team India started the T20 World Cup 2022 with a bang by winning against Pakistan and Netherlands. But in the recently concluded match against South Africa, they succumbed to a five-wicket defeat.
Although Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav’s form with the bat have been the biggest plus point for India in this tournament, some players are struggling with form. If the Men in Blue want to win the T20 World Cup after 15 years, they need to make some changes in the team.
The upcoming match against Bangladesh on Thursday is going to be very important for India. In this article, we will look at 3 changes that India Team can make in their playing XI against Bangladesh.
1) Rishabh Pant in for KL Rahul
India’s opener KL Rahul is going through a very poor form in the T20 World Cup 2022. Rahul has not performed well in all three matches he has played so far and his form is becoming a headache for the Indian team. The important thing is that the captain Rohit Sharma is also failing to make big innings and therefore it is very necessary to make some changes in the opening combination.
In such a situation, there is a demand through social media to include Rishabh Pant in the team instead of KL Rahul. It will be interesting to see if Pant gets a chance in the final XI instead of Rahul or not.
2) Axar Patel in for Deepak Hooda
Deepak Hooda replaced all-rounder Axar Patel on the bouncy Perth pitch for the game against South Africa. But Hooda could not take advantage of the opportunity and was dismissed on a duck. Interestingly, he did not even get a chance to bowl.
This makes it clear that Axar Patel will be included in the XI in place of Hooda for the match against Bangladesh. Axar has consistently performed well in T20 cricket in the past few months and surely Axar’s inclusion in the team will strengthen the Indian team even more.
3) Yuzvendra Chahal in for Ravichandran Ashwin
India’s spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has not been able to perform well in the ongoing T20 World Cup. Especially in the match against South Africa, Ashwin proved to be very expensive. He has also struggled to pick up wickets.
The Indian think tank can try bringing in leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who is known to be a proven match-winner. The veteran leg-spinner can turn out to be a key figure in the line-up against Bangladesh.