IND vs AFG: Rohit Sharma hints at India's T20 World Cup 2024 Squad, says,

IND vs AFG: After the end of Team India’s last bilateral T20I series ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024, the gossip for the showpiece event has begun to pick up its pace. Indian captain Rohit Sharma, who blew Afghanistan away with his sensational batting, hinted at how Team India’s squad would look for the T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the USA.

After winning the third T20I in a second Super Over in Bengaluru, Rohit Sharma indicated how the overall Indian squad would look for the world tournament scheduled to begin on June 1.

In a conversation with Jio Cinema, Sharma asserted that the nature of the tournament is such that the team will have to leave out many of the talented batters, despite performing so well.

Team India is set to kickstart their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign against Ireland in New York. The squad for the same will be announced in due time after analysing the performances of players during the upcoming Tata IPL 2024.

Rohit Sharma revealed that it’s unfortunate for the players to miss out on the final squad for the World Cup, and the same will happen when the BCCI announce India’s Squad.

“It becomes challenging to a large extent because you are trying out a lot of players. Like when we were playing in the ODI World Cup, we tried out many boys in T20s. They perform but when the main squad is announced, some boys have to be left out. So, it is disappointing for them,” said Rohit Sharma.

However, the Indian captain said that it was his duty to bring clarity about the roles and responsibilities of each individual in the squad.

“But our job is to bring clarity to the team. It shouldn’t be that we want to do something and something else is happening. So, in the pool of 25-30 players we have, they know what is expected of each player,” he added.

Rohit Sharma, who became the player with the most number of centuries in the T20Is during the 3rd T20I against Afghanistan, said that though he has a couple of players in his mind, the final squad hasn’t been finalised as of yet.

“We have still not finalised the squad for the T20 World Cup, but obviously in the mind you know the 8-10 players who are going to play. Then you decide on the combination after looking at the conditions of the place you will be travelling to.”

He further indicated that the conditions in the West Indies are not new to them and the squad will be picked accordingly.

“In the West Indies, the conditions are quite slow, so we have to pick the squad accordingly. Again I say, Rahul Bhai and I have tried to maintain clarity in the team. The one thing I have learnt from captaincy is that you can’t keep everyone happy. You have to focus on the needs of the team,” he added.

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