Countdown begins: India to reveal T20 World Cup squad soon, deets inside

The tournament will kick start with a match between hosts USA and the West Indies at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas on June 2.

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India is expected to unveil its 15-member squad for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, which will be held in the USA and West Indies. The deadline for team submissions by the International Cricket Council (ICC) is May 1. However, teams are allowed to make adjustments until May 25.

The tournament will kick start with a match between hosts USA and the West Indies at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas on June 2. 'Men in Blue' will kick start its campaign against Ireland on June 5 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. A highly anticipated clash between India and arch-rivals Pakistan is also scheduled at the same venue four days later.

Assessing form and fitness

According to media reports, the Indian team's selection will start after the conclusion of first half of the IPL, which enables the national selection committee to evaluate the players' form and fitness. Following the IPL's league stage conclusion on May 19, the initial group of cricketers will depart for New York.

Early departure for some players

Players whose IPL teams do not qualify for the final four will depart early, similar to last year's WTC finals. If any centrally contracted or targeted player sustains an injury, the National Cricket Academy's medical team will handle their case. Coaches and physiotherapists are required to keep the NCA informed about player status on injury.

Handling player injuries

In case of injuries to centrally contracted or targeted players, the NCA's Medicine and Sports Science team will manage their cases. Moreover, coaches and physiotherapists must update the NCA regarding the status of centrally contracted and targeted players (India A, Emerging India). However, the BCCI cannot dictate the number of matches players contracted with franchises will play. Bowlers are typically limited to bowling four overs per match.