New Delhi: Team India is just two steps away from being the title winner of T20 World Cup 2022. After topping the points table in Group 2, India have fixed their game against England in the semi-finals.
India is considered the favorite to win the tournament. However, there are speculations about a player who may announce retirement after the tournament.
Dinesh Karthik may announce retirement
India wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik is currently the preferred choice for the team. Rishabh Pant not taken in Playing XI of the tournament. Although Dinesh Karthik has played the first four matches, he has not been able to do anything extraordinary.
Along with this, Karthik has been with the team since the first season of the T20 World Cup which was held in 2007. There are rumors that he may announce this season as his last.
THAT signaled Dinesh Karthik’s retirement
Right after the end of the T20 World Cup, India is all set to take on New Zealand in the T20I and ODI series. Karthik has not been named in the squad for any series.
However, it can be argued that many players are being rested for this series like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. But they are called upon again when India tour Bangladesh later. While Dinesh Karthik is still not part of the team.
Here is Team India’s 15-member squad for the series
Team for T20Is IND vs NZ: Hardik Pandya (C), Rishabh Pant (vc & wk), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (wk), W Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel , Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik.
Squad for IND vs NZ ODIs: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Rishabh Pant (vc & wk), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (seven), W Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh , Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Umran Malik.
IND vs BAN Test Team: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (week), KS Bharat (week), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur , Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
Team IND vs BAN ODI: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Rishabh Pant (seven), Ishan Kishan (seven), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, W Sundar, Shardul Thakur , Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Yash Dayal