Team India departed for Australia early morning on October 6 to take part in the T20 World Cup. A 14-member Indian squad flew to Australia, as the side’s premier fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of the marquee tournament with a back injury. His replacement will be announced in the next few days.
The official Twitter account of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a picture of all members of Team India, including the team management posing for a group photograph before departing for Australia.
Former India captain Virat Kohli also shared a selfie picture with fellow teammates Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal.
India’s star batter Suryakumar Yadav, who produced some magnificent performances for the side in the shortest format of the game of late, took to his official Instagram profile to share a picture with wicketkeeping duo Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik, as well as captain Rohit Sharma.
Picture perfect 📸
Let's do this #TeamIndia@cricketworldcup, here we come ✈️ pic.twitter.com/XX7cSg3Qno
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 5, 2022
Australia bound ✈️. Exciting times ahead. ✌️ @yuzi_chahal @HarshalPatel23 pic.twitter.com/KtmertwefU
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 6, 2022
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Looks Like Team India Is All Set For The World Cup
Team India has recently faced a defeat against South Africa by 49 runs. But the Team’s Morale will be high as the Team went on to win the series that consists of three matches against South Africa by 2-1. It also marked Team India’s final bilateral appearance in the shortest format before the World Cup, which begins on October 22.
India will begin their campaign at the marquee tournament a day later against arch-rivals Pakistan in Melbourne.
Earlier, India suffered two big blows before the tournament as their all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah were ruled out due to injuries. In Jadeja’s absence, Axar Patel stepped in with consistent performances but speculations remain over Bumrah’s replacement in the squad. Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Deepak Chahar are among the frontrunners to replace the 28-year-old pacer, according to reports.
Team India will take part in practice games against Western Australia, as well as two ICC warm-up matches against Australia and New Zealand on October 17 and 19 respectively.