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The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 is set to be played from October 16 to November 13 in Australia.

The eighth edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will commence with a six-day First Round qualifier played between eight teams to determine the final four spots of Super 12. 

While Namibia, Sri Lanka, Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates are placed in Group A of the First Round, Scotland, West Indies, Ireland and Zimbabwe are included in Group B.

Sri Lanka will square off against Namibia in the opening fixture of the  ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 First Round at Kardinia Park in South Geelong, Australia on October 16.

Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Pakistan, New Zealand and South Africa have already qualified for the Super 12 stage of the upcoming ICC tournament. The eight teams have sealed their spots based on their performance in their previous edition of the tournament in UAE in 2021 and their rankings as of November 15, 2021.

Reigning champions and hosts Australia became the first team to announce their squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

Singapore-born cricketer Tim David is the only change to Australia’s 2021 T20 World Cup title-winning squad. The swashbuckling all-rounder has replaced spinner Mitchell Swepson in the 15-man contingent.

Last edition’s semi-finalists England, led by captain Jos Buttler, have also announced their 15-member squad for the marquee ICC T20 tournament. England will, however, miss the services of wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow, who has been ruled out of the tournament after suffering a "freak" injury while playing golf.

Here are the full ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 squads that have been announced so far:

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 squads

Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wicket-keeper), Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Darwish Rasooli, Najibullah Zadran, Qais Ahmad, Usman Ghani, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Azmatullah Omarzai, Salim Safi, Rashid Khan, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Farid Ahmad Malik, Naveen ul Haq

Reserve: Afsar Zazai, Gulbadin Naib, Sharafudin Ashraf, Rahmat Shah

Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), Pat Cummins (vice-captain), Ashton Agar, Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis (wicket-keeper), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wicket-keeper), David Warner, Adam Zampa

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Shabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Litton Das (wicket-keeper), Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan Sohan (wicket-keeper), Mustafizur Rahman, Shaifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Nasum Ahmed, Najmul Hossain Shanto

Standby: Shoriful Islam, Rishad Hossain, Sheikh Mahedi Hasan, Soumya Sarkar

England: Jos Buttler (captain/wicket-keeper), Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt  (wicket-keeper), Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

Travelling reserves: Liam Dawson, Richard Gleeson, Tymal Mills

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh

Standby: Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar

Namibia: Gerhard Erasmus (captain), JJ Smit, Divan la Cock, Stephen Baard, Nicol Loftie Eaton (wicket-keeper), Jan Frylinck, David Wiese, Ruben Trumpelmann, Zane Green (wicket-keeper), Bernard Scholtz, Tangeni Lungameni, Michael van Lingen, Ben Shikongo, Karl Birkenstock, Lohan Louwrens, Helao Ya France

Netherlands: Scott Edwards (captain/wicket-keeper), Colin Ackermann, Shariz Ahmad, Logan van Beek, Tom Cooper, Brandon Glover, Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen, Bas de Leede, Paul van Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, Stephan Myburgh, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O’Dowd, Tim Pringle, Vikram Singh

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway (wicket-keeper), Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips (wicket-keeper), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper), Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir

Reserves: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani

South Africa: Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Heinrich Klaasen (wicket-keeper), Reeza Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rillee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs (wicket-keeper).

Reserves: Bjorn Fortuin, Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo

West Indies: Nicholas Pooran (captain/wicket-keeper), Rovman Powell, Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles (wicket-keeper), Sheldon Cottrell, Sharmarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Obed Mccoy, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith

Zimbabwe: Craig Ervine (captain), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva (wicket-keeper), Tendai Chatara, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Clive Madande (wicket-keeper), Wessly Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Tony Munyonga, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Sean Williams

Reserves: Tanaka Chivanga, Innocent Kaia, Kevin Kasuza, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Victor Nyauchi

Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wicket-keeper), Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera (Subject to fitness), Lahiru Kumara (Subject to fitness), Dilshan Madushanka, Pramod Madushan

Standby: Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrema, Dinesh Chandimal, Binura Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando

Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wicket-keeper), Craig Young.

Scotland: Richard Berrington (captain), George Munsey, Michael Leask, Bradley Wheal, Chris Sole, Chris Greaves, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Matthew Cross (wicket-keeper), Calum MacLeod, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, Brandon McMullen, Michael Jones, Craig Wallace.

* More squads will be added as they are announced

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