Rohit Sharma to Lead, No Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant's entry in Team India's Squad T20 World Cup 2024
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Team India Squad T20 World Cup 2024: The bells have already rang for the next world cricket event, which is scheduled to be held in June 2024. The schedule for the T20 World Cup 2024 was announced on Friday, which officially marks the beginning of the countdown for the showpiece event.

While the schedule for the tournament has already been confirmed, there is no clarity on how the Indian side is going to be. With so many debates happening around the Indian setup with hot questions around the position of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the shortest format side, it is pretty early to presume anything. However, the puzzle will be solved inside-out as soon as the BCCI announce India’s squad for the Afghanistan T20Is.

So far, there have been strings of reports that have come out as to how the Indian think-tank is looking at the issue. Whether the selectors want a completely new T20I setup with all the young guns, or they are happy with a fine mix of youngsters and veteran players in the squad.

It’s worth noting that a few reports recently revealed that both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are willing to be in the Team India squad for the T20 World Cup 2024.

However, a string of reports also claimed that the BCCI is no longer looking at Virat Kohli from the T20I perspective. The board, reportedly, is looking to phase out Kohli from the T20I side and his place would ultimately be awarded to some young player.

To contradict this, some other reports claimed that the board would not deny Virat Kohli’s assistance as he still is a force to reckon with in any format. His fitness and past records, along with his current form, will tempt the national selectors to give him another shot to lift the World Cup trophy.

On the other side, Rohit Sharma’s place in the T20I side is almost confirmed. The Indian captain has changed the dynamics of the Indian squad in any format. He has the knack for providing a brisk start to the team, which gives the middle-order some extra time to settle in during the innings.

Rohit Sharma to Lead, No Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant's entry in Team India's Squad T20 World Cup 2024
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Talking about the wicketkeeping roles, the Indian selectors will have a few options to look at. KL Rahul has recently emerged as one of the finest wicketkeeper batters, but there will be stiff competition among Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant as well.

It’s quite interesting that Rishabh Pant, who hasn’t played a single international game since he met with a deadly accident in the wee hours of 2023, is still in the race. However, his selection in India’s T20 World Cup 2024 squad will depend on how he performs in the IPL 2024 for Delhi Capitals.

Ishan Kishan is likely to be another wicketkeeping option for the team. Moreover, the southpaw will be looked at as a backup opening option on the side.

Below is the probable Team India Squad T20 World Cup 2024:

Team India Squad T20 World Cup 2024 – Predicted

Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Kuldeep Yadav, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wk)/Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravindra Jadeja, Rinku Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh.

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