Team India had a rather indifferent year in 2022; it began with India's Test series defeat against South Africa following which Virat Kohli stepped down as captain in the longest format, and while India's performances in the bilateral series remained strong as ever, they failed to translate that form in global events. At the 2022 T20 World Cup, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team faced a 10-wicket loss in the semi-final of the marquee tournament to eventual champions England.
The year saw a number of debuts and multiple captains in the side across formats, owing to injuries and rest to senior players; and as the year ended, Hardik Pandya was given the leadership in T20Is for the series against Sri Lanka with all of the side's top-3 – KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli – missing from the squad for the shortest format.
India did end 2022 on a strong note at the World Test Championship as they solidified their second spot in the table with a 2-0 clean sweep series win against Bangladesh. But the new year brings new tests and the side will be aiming to keep its form intact for the upcoming challenges.
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