Team India and all the other participating teams have announced their official squad and players list for the T20 World Cup 2022.
The biggest T20 tournament of the year, the T20 World Cup 2022 is just a month away, and the excitement is sky high. This would be the eighth World Cup since its inception in 2007. India had won the inaugural T20 World Cup, and since then Pakistan, England, Australia, and Sri Lanka won it once. Whereas West Indies won the tournament twice.
The ICC had set September 16 as the official deadline to submit the squad. Abiding by the deadline, most of the teams have already submitted the official squad for T20 World Cup 2022. So, in this article, we take a look at the official squad players list for all 16 teams for T20 World Cup 2022.
All Teams Squad for T20 World Cup 2022:
T20 World Cup 2022 – Official Squad for Afghanistan
Batters: Darwish Rasooli, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran & Najibullah Zadran & Usman Ghani
Wks: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
All-rounders: Azmatullah Omarzai & Mohammad Nabi
Bowlers: Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mohammad Salim Safi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Naveen ul Haq, Qais Ahmad & Rashid Khan
Team Strength: 15 // Coach: Jonathan Trott // Captain: Mohammad Nabi
Reserves: Afsar Zazai, Gulbadin Naib, Rahmat Shah & Sharafuddin Ashraf,
Afghanistan cricket team shall be led by their star all-rounder Mohammad Nabi. This would be Afghanistan’s sixth appearance in T20 World Cup having missed the 2007 campaign. Overall, Afghanistan have never progressed beyond the group stage.
T20 World Cup 2022 – Official Squad for Australia
Batters: Aaron Finch, David Warner & Steven Smith
Wks: Josh Inglis & Matthew Wade
All-rounders: Ashton Agar, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh & Tim David
Bowlers: Adam Zampa Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Starc & Pat Cummins
Team Strength: 15 // Coach: Andrew McDonald // Captain: Aaron Finch
The defending champions. Australia shall be led by Aaron Finch, who also led Australia to a victorious T20 World Cup 2021 campaign. Overall, Australia have won the tournament once, finished as runners-up once, ended in Semis twice, and thrice were knocked out in the Group stages.
T20 World Cup 2022 – Official Squad for Bangladesh
Batters: Najmul Hossain, Sabbir Rahman & Yasir Ali
Wks: Litton Das & Nurul Hasan
All-rounders: Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mossadek Hossain & Shakib Al Hasan
Bowlers: Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed & Taskin Ahmed
Team Strength: 15 // Coach: Sridharan Sriram // Captain: Shakib Al Hasan
Reserves: Rishad Hossain, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam & Soumya Sarkar
The Bangladesh team shall be led by All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. In their seven T20 World Cup appearances, the Bangladesh cricket team have never progressed beyond round robin stage.
T20 World Cup 2022 – Official Squad for Pakistan
Batters: Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah & Shan Masood
Wks: Mohammad Rizwan
All-rounders: Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim & Shadab Khan
Bowlers: Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani & Usman Qadir
Team Strength: 15 // Coach: Saqlain Mushtaq // Captain: Babar Azam
Reserves: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris & Shahnawaz Dahani
The Pakistan team shall be led by their best batter, Babar Azam. Pakistan have been one of the most successful teams in the T20 World Cup. Except for 2014 and 2016, where they couldn’t progress beyond the Group stage, they have finished in the top 4 on five occasions with 2009 being their world cup winning year.
T20 World Cup 2022 – Official Squad for South Africa
Batters: Aiden Markram, David Miller, Reeza Hendricks, Rillee Rossouw, Temba Bavuma & Tristan Stubbs
Wks: Heinrich Klaasen & Quinton de Kock
All-rounders: Dwaine Pretorius
Bowlers: Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi & Wayne Parnell
Team Strength: 15 // Coach: Mark Boucher // Captain: Temba Bavuma
Reserves: Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin & Marco Jansen
The South Africa team shall be led by Temba Bavuma, who also happens to be their ODI squad captain. South Africa have been a touch unfortunate in T20 World Cups having failed to win the tournament even once. They have played Semis twice, and couldn’t progress beyond the group stage on five occasions.
T20 World Cup 2022 – Official Squad for West Indies
Batters: Brandon King, Evin Lewis & Shimron Hetmyer
Wks: Nicholas Pooran & Johnson Charles
All-rounders: Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Odean Smith, Raymon Reifer & Rovman Powell
Bowlers: Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed Mccoy, Sheldon Cottrell & Yannic Cariah
Team Strength: 15 // Coach: Phil Simmons // Captain: Nicholas Pooran
Two-time champions, West Indies shall be led by dynamic wicket-keeper Nicholas Pooran. It’s quite unfortunate that they will have to play the qualifiers before they progress further to play the official tournament. Nevertheless, apart from winning the trophy twice, West Indies have finished in the semis twice and thrice they couldn’t progress beyond the group stage.
T20 World Cup 2022 – Official Squad for England
Batters: Alex Hales, Dawid Malan & Harry Brook
Wks: Jos Buttler & Phil Salt
All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali & Sam Curran
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood & Reece Topley
Team Strength: 15 // Coach: Matthew Mott // Captain: Jos Buttler
Reserves: Liam Dawson, Richard Gleeson & Tymal Mills
The 2010 T20 World Cup champions, England shall have Jos Buttler as their new captain for T20 World Cup 2022. Overall, the England team have been victorious once. They finished once as Runners-up and in the Semis. Whereas four times, they have been knocked out in the Group stages itself.
T20 World Cup 2022 – Official Squad for Team India
Batters: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav & Virat Kohli
Wks: Dinesh Karthik & Rishabh Pant
All-rounders: Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya & Ravichandran Ashwin
Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah & Yuzvendra Chahal
Team Strength: 15 // Coach: Rahul Dravid // Captain: Rohit Sharma
Reserves: Deepak Chahar, Mohammad Shami, Ravi Bishnoi & Shreyas Iyer
Team India shall be led by Rohit Sharma, who will be making his debut appearance as the T20 World Cup 2022 captain for Team India. In the seven T20 appearances so far, India have won the tournament once, finished as runners-up once, played semis once, and in the remaining four appearances were eliminated from the Group stage.
T20 World Cup 2022 – Official Squad for Namibia
Batters: Lohan Louwrens & Stephan Baard
Wks: Nicol Loftie Eaton & Zane Green
All-rounders: David Wiese, Divan la Cock, Gerhard Erasmus, Helao Ya France, Jan Frylinck, JJ Smit & Karl Birkenstock
Bowlers: Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, Michael van Lingen, Ruben Trumpelmann & Tangeni Lungameni
Team Strength: 16 // Coach: Johan Rudolph // Captain: Gerhard Erasmus
The Namibia team shall be led by Gerhard Erasmus. Namibia shall be playing the T20 World Cup qualifiers, and if they are able to qualify, this would be their second T20 World Cup appearance after playing the first in 2021.
T20 World Cup 2022 – Official Squad for the Netherlands
Batters: Max O’Dowd, Stephan Myburgh, Tom Cooper & Vikram Singh
Wks: Scott Edwards
All-rounders: Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Teja Nidamanuru & Tim Pringle
Bowlers: Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, Logan van Beek, Paul van Meekeren, Shariz Ahmad & Timm van der Gugten
Team Strength: 16 // Coach: Ryan Campbell // Captain: Scott Edwards
Scott Edwards shall lead the Netherlands team. Similar to Namibia, the Netherlands team shall play the qualifiers, and if they are able to qualify, this would be their fifth T20 World Cup appearance.
T20 World Cup 2022 – Official Squad for Zimbabwe
Batters: Craig Ervine & Milton Shumba
Wks: Clive Madande & Regis Chakabva
All-rounders: Bradley Evans, Ryan Burl, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Tony Munyonga & Wesley Madhevere
Bowlers: Blessing Muzarabani, Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara & Wellington Masakadza,
Team Strength: 15 // Coach: David Houghton // Captain: Craig Ervine
Reserves: Innocent Kaia, Kevin Kasuza, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Tanaka Chivanga & Victor Nyauchi
The Zimbabwe team shall be led by Craig Ervine. The Zimbabwe team shall play the qualifiers, and if they are able to qualify, this would be their sixth T20 World Cup appearance.
T20 World Cup 2022 – Official Squad for Sri Lanka
Batters: Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva & Pathum Nissanka
Wks: Bhanuka Rajapaksa & Kusal Mendis
All-rounders: Dasun Shanaka & Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers: Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka & Pramod Madushan
Team Strength: 15 // Coach: Chris Silverwood // Captain: Dasun Shanaka
Reserves: Ashen Bandara, Binura Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwanidu Fernando & Praveen Jayawickrema
The Asia Cup 2022 winners shall be led by their calm and cool captain, Dasun Shanaka. The Sri Lankan team have been fairly successful in the T20 World Cups. They have won the tournament once in 2014, finished as runners-up once, ended in Semis twice, and on three occasions couldn’t progress beyond the group stage.
T20 World Cup 2022 – Official Squad for UAE
Batters: Alishan Sharafu, Basil Hameed, Chirag Suri, C P Rizwan & Muhammad Waseem
WKs: Vriitya Aravind
All-rounders: Aayan Khan & Kashif Daud
Bowlers: Ahmed Raza, Aryan Lakra, Junaid Siddique, Karthik Meiyappan, Sabir Ali, Zahoor Khan & Zawar Farid
Team Strength: 15 // Coach: Robin Singh // Captain: CP Rizwan
Reserves: Adithya Shetty, Fahad Nawaz, Sanchit Sharma, Sultan Ahmed & Vishnu Sukumaran
The UAE team shall be led by CP Rizwan. The UAE team has played in the T20 World Cup once in 2014. If they are able to qualify from the qualifiers, this would be their second T20 World Cup appearance.
T20 World Cup 2022 – Official Squad for New Zealand
Batters: Glenn Phillips, Kane Williamson, Mark Chapman & Martin Guptill
WKs: Devon Conway & Finn Allen
All-rounders: Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Michael Bracewell & Mitchell Santner
Bowlers: Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee & Trent Boult
Team Strength: 15 // Coach: Gary Stead // Captain: Kane Williamson
The New Zealand team shall be led by Ice Captain, Kane Williamson. New Zealand haven’t tasted Success in T20 World Cup as yet. In seven World Cup appearances, New Zealand have ended as Runners-up once, Played Semis twice, and on four occasions, they couldn’t progress beyond the group stage.
T20 World Cup 2022 – Official Squad for Ireland
Batters: Andrew Balbirnie & Harry Tector
WKs: Lorcan Tucker & Stephen Doheny
All-rounders: Curtis Campher, Fionn Hand, Gareth Delany, Paul Stirling & Simi Singh
Bowlers: Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Craig Young, George Dockrell, Joshua Little & Mark Adair
Team Strength: 15 // Coach: Heinrich Malan // Captain: Andrew Balbirnie
The Ireland team shall be led by Andrew Balbirnie. Except for 2007, Ireland have played each T20 World Cup until 2021. However, they haven’t progressed beyond the Group stages in any World Cup. If they are able to do well in the qualifiers, this would be their 7th T20 World Cup appearance.
T20 World Cup 2022 – Official Squad for Scotland
Batters: Calum MacLeod, George Munsey & Michael Jones
WKs: Craig Wallace & Matthew Cross
All-rounders: Brandon McMullen, Michael Leask & Richard Berrington
Bowlers: Bradley Wheal, Chris Greaves, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, Josh Davey & Safyaan Sharif
Team Strength: 15 // Coach: Shane Burger // Captain: Richard Berrington
The Scotland team shall be led by their star all-rounder Richard Berrington. Scotland team have played the T20 World Cup four times, and have never progressed beyond the Group stages. They would be playing the qualifiers for T20 World Cup 2022 before progressing into the Super 12 stage.
So, that’s about the official final squad players list for all 16 teams for T20 World Cup 2022. The tournament begins with the qualifiers on October 16 and the Super 12 stage on October 22.
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