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India announced their 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022, with Jasprit Bumrah, the pacer, making his return from injury.

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The squad was, however, missing all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who sustained an injury during the Asia Cup. 

Along with Bumrah, fellow pacer Harshal Patel also returned to the side, having missed out on the Asia Cup with a side strain.  

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Arshdeep Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are the other two pacers in the squad, along with the all-rounder Hardik Pandya.

R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel are the specialist spinners, with the latter ostensibly replacing Jadeja in the squad.

The batting line-up is along expected lines with captain Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik all included.

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Mohammad Shami, the pacer, has been named as a standby player, along with fellow pacer Deepak Chahar, leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi and batter Shreyas Iyer.

T20 World Cup squad: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.

Standby players: Mohammad Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar

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Ahead of the marquee tournament, India will host Australia for a three-match T20I series followed by a T20I and ODI series against South Africa.

India named their squads for both the T20I assignments, which will act as a dress rehearsal for all three sides. 

India have included Shami in squads for both series as well as Chahar, while resting Arshdeep. Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been rested for the T20Is against South Africa.

The squad for the ODIs against South Africa is not announced yet.

Squad for Australia T20Is: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.

South Africa T20Is: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.

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The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is coming to Australia from 16 October to 13 November 2022.

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