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Ranking of India’s top 3 players in T20I cricket ahead of T20 World Cup


Team India are having a good run in T20I cricket under Rohit Sharma, whose lead stint has been practically clean thus far. The Men in Blue team recently moved into the Super 4 stage of the 2022 Asian Cup with wins over Pakistan and Hong Kong, and they are definitely the favorites to win the continental crown.

India is also among the candidates for the T20 World Cup, which will be held in Australia later this year. Most teams are close to finishing their lineups at the ICC Highlights event, as the hosts have named an impressive 15-man squad. Most of India’s 15 residents choose themselves, even if some places are still available.

Surprisingly, India has reached a place where some of its longest serving players may not be the ideal individuals for the T20 World Cup. Former captain Virat Kohli’s offensive game against twirling has deteriorated to the point that there are questions about his place in the side, while KL Rahul has steadfastly refused to change his old style of hitting with the shortest formula.

In this article, we are trying to rank the top three players of India in T20I cricket. Players’ skills, along with the availability of substitutes, were taken into account.

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#3 Jaspreet Bumrah

England vs India - Royal London Series 2 - 1 Day International
England vs India – Royal London Series 2 – 1 Day International

It might come as a surprise to see Jasprit Bumrah at number three on this list. Without a doubt one of the best bowlers in the world, speed is worth its weight in gold in T20 cricket. He’s guaranteed an economic overkill and the threat of a stake at any stage of the role, with his unparalleled prowess in deathmatch having won India many games over the years.

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Boumerah faces a race against time to be fit for the T20 World Cup after being excluded from the Asian Cup due to injury. His skill set will be crucial for Men in Blue in Australia, especially with other experienced players like Mohamed Shami who is no longer in the T20I photo.

Pomera is invaluable to the Indian team, even if they have a few capable bowlers like Harshal Patel (who is also recovering from injury) and Ardeep Singh. The four covers he throws simply cannot be replaced by any other player, but the next two are arguably more important.


#2 Suryakumar Yadav

India - Hong Kong - World Cup Asia
India – Hong Kong – World Cup Asia

It may seem odd to claim that a man who has played only 25 T20Is in his career is India’s second most important player in this format, but that is exactly what Suryakumar Yadav is. Having netted 758 times in these matches with an average of 39.89 and a hit average of 177.52, the elegant right-hander is the man of the team in all seasons and situations.

Suryakumar moved into T20I cricket like a duck in the water, playing a slew of important headers and even turning some of his starts into big results. He was able to go from “go” against all kinds of bowling, even as his peers struggled to put the bat on the ball. Amid the top four struggling to get their foot on the pedal against the spin, stands out the 31-year-old’s outrageous combination of strokes and stunned wrists.

India simply cannot do without Suryakumar now. He’s the guy who injects the most momentum into roles, and he’s the guy whose game can be trusted to come up well against any opposition. Other mid-ranking fighters like Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda and Sanju Samson have their strengths, but unlike Suryakumar, they have obvious weaknesses. Heaven is irreplaceable.

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#1 Hardik Pandya

Pakistan vs India - DP World Asia Cup
Pakistan vs India – DP World Asia Cup

Was there any doubt about who would top the list? Since returning from injury on the back of the title-winning IPL season as captain of the Gujarat Titans, Hardik Pandya has quickly established himself as India’s most important player in T20I cricket.

India does not have anyone who can bring to the negotiating table what Hardik is doing. Four times in different phases of turns Short-pitched precision bowling to produce a pitch when the pitches aren’t overly useful Electric field across the park Six hits at will Dexterity against both spin and speed on either side of the court Wicket – 28-year-old He can do everything.

The closest India could come to replace Hardik is either Deepak Chahar or Chardol Thakur, but the duo’s hit isn’t even on the same planet. In a modern form, even their bowling alley may not come close. The Men in Blue needs to wrap the hardik in cotton and treat it very carefully, because the side of the T20I will instantly fall apart without it.

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