In India’s star-studded lineup for the 2017 ICC World T20, which will be hosted by the reigning champions Australia, fit-again bowler Jasprit Bumrah will team up with death bowling expert Harshal Patel. After India’s early departure from the Asia Cup 2022, Rohit Sharma and the company will be hoping for a much-improved performance at the World Cup, which is the biggest stage of them all. The Indian men’s team for the 2022 World Cup was named by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday, one day after the completion of the regional competition.

Due to their ailments, the pacemakers Bumrah and Harshal were unable to compete in the 2022 Asia Cup. The two fast bowlers have been selected for the T20 World Cup, but wicketkeepers Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant have both kept their berths for the premier competition. Fans and watchers of the game immediately questioned the removal of a top batter from the 15-man team of the 2007 world champions in response to BCCI’s major announcement for the ICC tournament.

For the T20 World Cup, Sanju Samson, who has been in and out of the white-ball team, was not chosen. Shreyas Iyer, a star batter, too failed to get a spot in the 15-man team. Iyer, however, is listed as a standby player for the 2022 World Cup. The four players that the BCCI has designated as standbys for the T20 World Cup are Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Iyer, and Bishnoi.

The Indian team for the T20I series against South Africa and Australia did not include Samson or Iyer. For the T20I series against Australia and South Africa, veteran bowler Shami has made a comeback. Bhuvneshwar, a veteran bowler, won’t play in the white-ball series against South Africa. Arshdeep Singh and all-arounder Hardik Pandya are planning to miss the T20I series against Australia.