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3 opening combinations that India can try for the T20 World Cup 2024


The wait for the T20 World Cup 2024 is about to get over. The tournament will begin on 2nd June with the final to be played on 30th June. It will be for the first time that 20 teams will be taking part in the tournament. Coming to the Indian team, they will be opening their campaign in the T20 World Cup 2024 on June 5 against Ireland. After that, they will be taking on Pakistan on 9th June. 

3 opening combinations that India can try for the T20 World Cup 2024

Going into the T20 World Cup 2024, India will be having quite a few headaches in terms of selecting the XI. All the players showed great promise in the IPL and it will be hard to leave out any. One of the biggest concerns for the team is what be opening combination will open with skipper Rohit Sharma. As the tournament is around the corner, we take a look at 2 opening combinations that India can try: 

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1. Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal 

The first choice opening pair for India in the T20 World Cup 2024 will be Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal. The duo has been extremely successful as a pair when they open in Tests and it’s a no-brainer that having them at the top could mean India can get brisk starts. Both beings of attacking nature can allow the team to have powerful starts and can help them maximise powerplay overs as well. Rohit and Jaiswal were in decent touch in IPL as they both slammed centuries.

2. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli 

One of the moves that India can look to make in the T20 World Cup is they promote Virat Kohli up the order and allow him to open to Rohit Sharma. Kohli was sensational in the league while opening the batting for the RCB. He racked up 741 runs for his teams and had a great strike as well. Having him at the top along with Rohit can allow to play extra power-hitter in Shivam Dube and add more firepower to the team. 

3. Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant 

Rishabh Pant might be another tempting option to bat up the order. Allowing him to open the innings with skipper Rohit Sharma might allow the team to utilise the form of Sanju Samson. The Rajasthan Royals skipper smashed over 500 runs in the IPL 2024 and having in the XI could well be the x-factor for India in the world. Also Pant at the top might allow him to express himself in the powerplay and take on the attack early on and take the team off the flyer. 

India’s squad for the T20 World Cup 2024

Rohit Sharma Provides Update On His T20 World Cup 2024 Participation
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Here’s India’s squad for the T20 World Cup 2024

India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj

Reserves: Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed and Avesh Khan

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Ankitjit Singh has 3+ years of experience in producing cricket articles. His expertise extends to cricket news, match analysis and fantasy cricket tips, providing valuable insights to fans around the world.

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