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Wasim Jaffer names his India team for the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup in 2022

The next three months will be crucial for the Indian team as they prepare for the T20 World Cup later this year. The team was eliminated from the Super 12 stage in the previous edition after losses to Pakistan and New Zealand, with three victories in five league matches. The Asia Cup will provide as a platform for players to exhibit their talent or rediscover their form ahead of the forthcoming ICC event.

There have been discussions among cricket fans over which players should be given chances based on their performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 and domestic cricket. Wasim Jaffer, a former Indian cricketer, is the latest to weigh in on the squad.

Jaffer selected his whole India side for the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup in their most recent meeting. He chose both all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja in the first choice Playing XI, as well as Harshal Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar as fast bowlers, based on their form in the IPL 2022.

Because the Asia Cup and T20 WC are scheduled within a month of one other, the former batter believes the selectors will pick roughly the same players for both events. If Deepak Chahar is deemed fit, he may be selected ahead of Mohammed Shami in the squad, according to him.

“In the squad, it will be a choice between Mohammed Shami and Deepak Chahar, and it remains to be seen if he can attain full fitness ahead of the tournament. As a backup option, you can choose Prithvi Shaw, and Rahul Tripathi can be a wild card entry to this squad. Then Natarajan will be one of the contenders as well,” said Jaffer.