PHOTOS - T20 World Cup 2022: Team India land in Australia, hit the nets ahead of warm-up matches against Western Australia XI
ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Australia: In Australia to play the T20 World Cup 2022, Team India will spend a week in Perth to acclimatise to the Australian conditions. Thereafter, India will play two practice matches against Western Australia XI on October 10 and 13.
T20 World Cup 2022: The Indian squad led by Rohit Sharma left from Mumbai on Thursday to participate T20 World Cup in Australia. The only notable absentee from the India T20 World Cup 2022 squad was the yet-to-be-announced replacement for injured pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah. The Indian squad hit the ground running after arriving in Australia, and Rohit Sharma's men commenced their preparation for the T20 World Cup with their first training session at the WACA Stadium in Perth on Friday.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a photo of Indian players and support staff looking to begin their training session with the sun shining at its brightest. "Hello and welcome to WACA. #TeamIndia are here for their first training session," wrote the BCCI on their social media accounts.
Hello and welcome to WACA #TeamIndia are here for their first training session. pic.twitter.com/U79rpi9u0d
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 7, 2022
In Australia to play the T20 World Cup 2022, Team India will spend a week in Perth to acclimatise to the Australian conditions. Thereafter, India will play two practice matches against Western Australia XI on October 10 and 13.
Also Read: Indian Cricket team T20 world cup squad: Check full schedule, standby players, match timings and more
Rohit Sharma's men will then travel to Brisbane where they will play two warm-up matches against defending champions Australia on October 17 and last year's runners-up New Zealand on October 19.
India, the winner of the inaugural Men's T20 World Cup in 2007, are in Group 2 of the Super 12 stage at T20 World Cup 2022, alongwith Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa and two qualifying sides from the first round of the tournament.
India will play the first match of their T20 World Cup campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), followed by matches on October 27 (against the first qualifier side at SCG), October 30 (against South Africa at Perth Stadium), November 2 (against Bangladesh at Adelaide Oval) and November 6 (against second qualifier side at MCG).
India squad for ICC T20 World Cup
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Standby players - Mohd Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.
ICC T20 World Cup 2022: India Full Schedule
October 23- India vs Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne- 1:30 PM IST
October 27- India vs A2 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney- 4:30 PM
October 30- India vs South Africa at Perth Stadium, Perth- 12:30 PM
November 2- India vs Bangladesh at Adelaide, Adelaide- 1:30 PM
November 6- India vs B1 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne- 1:30 PM
Team India depart for T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia
There were smiles all around as the Indian team left for Australia late on Thursday. The cricketers obliged waiting fans with selfies and autographs, and posed for a team photograph just before departure.
Smiles, laughter and wishes as #TeamIndia left from Mumbai for Australia pic.twitter.com/Re60cUgnZx
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 7, 2022
Right before lift off, Virat Kohli posted a selfie with Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal and captioned it: "Australia bound. Exciting times ahead."
Australia bound. Exciting times ahead. @yuzi_chahal @HarshalPatel23 pic.twitter.com/KtmertwefU
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 6, 2022
All-rounder Hardik Pandya posted a photograph alongwith Dinesh Karthik and wrote: "En route Australia. Let’s do this."
En route Australia Let’s do this pic.twitter.com/a3oLdbbDtb
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) October 6, 2022
Middle-order mainstay Surya Kumar Yadav shared a picture with skipper Rohit sharma, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, and wrote: "Cannot wait for the upcoming challenge. Excited. Nervous. But so so motivated."
Cannot wait for the upcoming challenge.
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) October 5, 2022
Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal shared a team photograph of the Indian squad and the support staff — all in formals with BCCI logo emblazoned onto their blazers.
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) October 5, 2022
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