India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Kohli, Samson in; Hardik vice captain


Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli and Sanju Samson have all bagged a place in India's T20 World Cup squad.

Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli and Sanju Samson have all bagged a place in India’s T20 World Cup squad.

T20 World Cup India Squad 2024 Live Updates: The BCCI has finally announced India’s squad for the T20 World Cup which features the inclusion of Virat Kohli. Rohit Sharma will captain a squad of 15, the highlight of which is the return of Yuzvendra Chahal and a maiden World Cup call-up for Shivam Dube. Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant are the two wicketkeepers and Hardik Pandya returns as India’s vice-captain. Axar Patel finds a place to bolster the spin department led by Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Chahal. Besides, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Siraj will assist India’s pace battery led by Jasprit Bumrah.…Read More

The BCCI also announced a list of four reserve players – Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Avesh Khan and Khaleel Ahmed – who will be travelling with the squad. The first batch of players are to leave for USA on May 21.

A key selection decision involved the wicketkeeper-batsman position. Samson, who impressed as both a batter and captain for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, earned the nod as the second wicketkeeper-batsman alongside the established Pant. This selection edged out contenders like KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan.

The squad also witnessed the return of hard-hitting batter Dube, who secured his place with a strong performance in the IPL. Another significant inclusion is Chahal, the leg-spinner who last played for India in August 2023. Chahal will join Kuldeep Yadav as the team’s second wrist-spinner, adding valuable experience and variation to the attack.

However, there were some notable omissions. Gill, who has been leading the Gujarat Titans with success in the IPL, finds himself among the reserves alongside Kolkata Knight Riders’ big-hitter Rinku Singh. The selectors opted to show continued faith in the young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal, who overcame a sluggish start in the IPL to regain form for the Rajasthan Royals.

The T20 World Cup kicks off on June 2, with India’s campaign starting on June 5 against Ireland in New York. The team will be hoping to overcome recent challenges and emerge victorious in this highly anticipated tournament.

 

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Apr 30, 2024 4:33 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Hardik Pandya back as vice-captain

Say what you want about Hardik Pandya and Rohit Sharma and their equation at the Mumbai Indians, but when it comes to national duty, the hierarchy is pretty much clear. Rohit is still your man for captain, and Hardik his deputy. Don’t forget how Hardik took command of the Indian T20I team while Rohit was away from the format for over a year focussing in ODIs paying attention to the 50-over World Cup. The vice-captaincy in the Indian team has switched way too many times, but to be fair, once Hardik was in, it was pretty much given that he is the second in command. Hardik’s inclusion also confirmed that he is fit and raring to go when it comes to being the team’s sixth bowling option.

Apr 30, 2024 4:22 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Here’s the entire squad wrap – Who’s in, who’s out!

Want to get a lowdown of the entire squad announced by the BCCI? Look no further. Here’s Crickit‘s comprehensive squad copy including the headlin-makers, the comeback men, the surprise picks and the unfortunate omissions. The last one honestly, we can’t really think of any, barring the opinion that Rinku probably deserved a place in the core 15.

Apr 30, 2024 4:15 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Siraj, Arshdeep to partner Bumrah

It seems as if India’s pace combination is now crystal clear. Despite his poor run in the IPL, Mohammed Siraj will be Jasprit Bumrah’s new-ball partner, assisted by the left-arm seamer Arshdeep Singh, who has a pretty decent T20 record himself with 62 wickets from 44 matches. And honestly, with no Mohammed Shami, Siraj and Arshdeep were India’s best bets. Arshdeep has the experience of playing a T20 World Cup and was also part of India’s gold medal winning campaign at the Asian Games. So hey, why not? And that Khaleel and Avesh are part of the reserves will help too.

Apr 30, 2024 4:11 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: End of the road for KL Rahul?

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: With Sanju Samson finalised as the second wicketkeeper batter along with Rishabh Pant, there is no room for KL Rahul. And expectedly so. Rahul has battled his fair share of injuries and with Pant being groomed as India’s future all-format keeper, Rahul really didn’t have much of a chance. A couple of good IPL performances were never going to be enough to book him a ticket to the USA and West Indies.

Apr 30, 2024 3:57 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Detailed squad – Samson, Dube in; Rinku, Gill in reserves

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: There we have it! The final 15 are officially out. Hardik Pandya is the vice-captain and will serve as the deputy to Rohit Sharma. As expected, Virat Kohli finds a place in the squad while Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant have both been included as wicketkeepers. Also returning to the T20I setup is Yuzvendra Chahal, who will partner with Kuldeep Yadav in India’s spin department. Shivam Dube has been rewarded for his brilliant show in the IPL and earned a maiden World Cup call up. The only surprise here is Rinku Singh, who is part of the four reserve players that will be travelling with the squad.

Apr 30, 2024 3:48 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: BREAKING: TEAM ANNOUNCED

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Sanju Samson (Wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya (Vice-captain), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj Reserves: Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Avesh Khan

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

Apr 30, 2024 3:36 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Meeting over, announcement shortly

News just coming in! The selection meet is over and the announcement could come anytime now. Jay Shah has left the hotel. Hold on to those seatbelts, folks. The countdown has begun. The big reveal could be just moments away. Ecstasy for some, disappointment for others.

Apr 30, 2024 3:29 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: New twist in the tale for Yuzvendra Chahal it seems

As if things weren’t tedious enough for Yuzvendra Chahal that the leg-spinner now has competition from one of his teammates. This Indian team management is more inclined towards utility players rather than specialists, which is why as per a report from ANI, Chahal’s spot is now in jeopardy because of Axar Patel. That Axar can also bat gives him the edge over Chahal, despite the leggie picking 13 wickets. Axar has performed decently in the IPL scoring 149 runs and taking 9 wickets and perhaps the management feels it’s better to have a bowler who can score runs in the lower order than someone who can’t.

Apr 30, 2024 3:15 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: BCCI press conference on May 1 or 2?

Irrespective of when the announcement is made, one thing is certain. By the end of the day, India’s squad for the T20 World Cup would be finalised. Now whether the announcement is made today itself – chances of which are highly likely – or is kept for another day, remains to be seen. Although there’s been no official confirmation, we’re hearing that the BCCI has a press conference scheduled in Mumbai either tomorrow or day after. Tomorrow makes more sense as it is also the last date to submit the squads. Then again, if Rohit Sharma and Ajit Agarkar are to address it, it will require them to travel to Mumbai in a really short notice. Rohit is in Lucknow for the IPL and Agarkar is in Ahmedabad. So yeah, it’s possible but it’ll be like cutting down too thin.

Having said that, all this is only applicable if the announcement is not made today.

Apr 30, 2024 3:00 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: BCCI to pick 5 reserve players!

Barring the 15 players narrowed down by the BCCI, the board is also expected to name five players they plan on taking as reserve for the T20 World Cup. Let us reiterate that those picked as reserves, their cost is going to be taken care of by the BCCI and not the ICC. However, what this does is give the board and the team management a deeper pool of players to pick from. Sure, these only come into consideration if a player gets injured or has to withdraw for some reasons, but even in the case of such unforeseen circumstances, a few additional players may come in handy. Also, this sends out signals that someone like a Mayank Yadav could be included as part of the travelling bunch.

Apr 30, 2024 2:50 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: And the wait is on!

There have been several squad announcements in the past, but none quite like this one. Let’s not forget that there’s an IPL season going on, but still, all the focus is on this Indian squad announcement. And to be fair, understandably so. It wasn’t too long ago that India suffered the mother of all heartbreaks, coming this close to winning the World Cup only to lose it to Australia in the final. For many, the wounds haven’t healed, and they’re hoping that in just seven months, redemption is India’s. The next T20 World Cup is in 2026 and the ODI World Cup in 2027. We don’t know how long Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are going to go in. Hence, at 37 and 35, this is possibly their final shot at a tasting a second World Cup glory.

Apr 30, 2024 2:35 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: England’s T20WC squad out!

England become the third team after New Zealand and South Africa to reveal their squad for 15 players for the T20 World Cup. And what an announcement it is. Jofra Archer, the menacing England pacer has been included in England’s title defence as the Three Lions look to secure a third World Cup trophy. Archer has been in and out of the team due to an elbow injury but seems to be way on his way to a full recovery. The last form of top-level competitive cricket Archer played was during the IPL last year for Mumbai Indians before he returned home to get work done on his elbow and subsequently released by the franchise. With Archer in, what chances would you give England? Fire away your replies.

Apr 30, 2024 2:15 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: What else does Yuzvendra Chahal need to do

Yuzvendra Chahal’s is one interesting case. Once an indispensable part of India’s Playing XI, Chahal was on a roll, but the last few years haven’t been kind on him. Chahal was snubbed from India’s squad for the 2021 T20 World Cup, and although he drafted in for the following year’s World Cup in Australia, all he did was warm the bench and carry drinks. Chahal also missed India’s 2023 World Cup berth which raised question about his future. He last played for India in an ODI against West Indies in 2023 August and eager to have another shot at World Cup, the leg-spinner is putting up quite the show. With 13 wickets, he is the joint-highest wicket-taker, along with Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel, and if all goes well, the board may spring a surprise by reuniting the pair of ‘Kul-Cha’ in the Caribbean.

Apr 30, 2024 2:00 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Live visuals of Jay Shah, Ajit Agarkar

So this happened not too long ago! The decision-makers, Jay Shah and Ajit Agarkar, along with other members of the BCCI selection committee seen entering the premises of the ITC Narmada Hotel in Ahmedabad, where the much-awaited India squad for 15 for the T20 World Cup will be picked and finalised. And now that the BCCI secretary himself is here in attendance, the wait could end pretty soon.

Apr 30, 2024 1:50 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: South Africa announce their 15

After New Zealand yesterday, South Africa became the second team to announce their T20 World Cup squad, the highlight being Anrich Nortje’s return. The Proteas speedster missed the ODI World Cup six months ago but ending a nine-month long hiatus, Nortje will add to a pace battery that already features Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen and the uncapped Ottniel Baartman. Nandre Burger and Lungi Ngidi are travelling reserves.

South Africa’ squad for T20 World Cup: Aiden Markram (capt), Ottniel Baartman, Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Ryan Rickelton, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs.

Reserve Players: Nandre Burger and Lungi Ngidi.

Apr 30, 2024 1:30 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Surprise from Sanjay Manjrekar!

Among all the Indian squads that were named by former cricketers, Sanjay Manjrekar’s was the most bizarre pick. Not only did it have no place for Rinku Singh and Hardik Pandya, the former India batter even left Virat Kohli out of his 15. Why, he wouldn’t say, but Manjrekar’s selection did enough to turn a big section of Kohli fan against him. There was no Dube either, meaning Manjrekar’s squad had just one all-rounder in Ravindra Jadeja. Quite a bold call one must say.

Apr 30, 2024 1:20 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Meanwhile, Siraj dropped again

No, of course not from the final squad. Not as of yet. But from the line-up of 15 picked by Simon Katich. The India pacer has endured a woeful campaign with RCB, having taken just 6 wickets from 9 games, a form that is pretty unbecoming of an India bowler. So evidently, the former Australia batter has no place for Siraj in his side. Instead, he has opted for young talent Harshit Rana and Mayank Yadav. Harshit, outside of his flying-kiss saga, has taken 11 wickets from 8 matches, while Mayank, the speed sensation of IPL 2024 is finally back in action later today against the Mumbai Indians in Lucknow.

Apr 30, 2024 1:10 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Why does India’s fast bowling stock appear thin?

Yeah, not too long ago… well, the World Cup to be precise, Team India was spoilt for choices when it came to fast bowlers. They had Jasprit Bumrah leading the attack, aided brilliantly by Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami. But five months down, things have changed. Shami is out injured, while Siraj is battling poor form. Only Bumrah seems to be hitting his strides. In such a scenario, the selectors have a headache to solve. Will Siraj be picked? Or will Arshdeep partner Bumrah? Remember, at the 2022 T20 WC, Arshdeep had emerged as India and Rohit’s go-to bowler, so why not? Also in contention are youngsters Avesh Khan, and if reports are to be believed, young teenage pace sensation Mayank Yadav. Jeez! Exciting times, this

Apr 30, 2024 1:00 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Some players who definitely aren’t making it to the squad

The IPL season always brings to the fore a bunch of players who make heads turn, but despite good form, they have to wait for their chances. This time too, certain players have made a mark but unfortunately are set to miss representing India at the World Cup. This list includes Riyan Parag, Abhishek Sharma, Shashank Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Sai Sudarshan, Harshal Patel, T Natarajan to name a few. In fact, Harshal, Sai Kishore and Abhishek are well placed in the leading runs and most wickets list, but as they say, there was multiple options ahead of them that have a better track record.

Apr 30, 2024 12:50 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: ICYMI…

The meeting today is only between the selectors, and not featuring either head coach Rahul Dravid or captain Rohit Sharma. In fact, the birthday boy is in Lucknow celebrating turning 37 and most importantly gearing up for an important IPL tie against Lucknow Super Giants. Rohit, Dravid and Ajit Agarkar have already met twice to plan for the T20 World Cup squad, most recently on Sunday during a two-hour long meeting, where plenty of decisions were made. Who are the shortlisted players, who will leave when… and most importantly, the fact that IPL is not a criteria for selection in this squad.

Apr 30, 2024 12:40 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Ajit Agarkar dealt brand-new Virat Kohli question

Alright! One more question around Virat Kohli’s T20 World Cup fate but a pretty legit one though. Coming from none other than Matthew Hayden. Should the BCCI selection committee stick with Kohli and his experience, and let go off the youth? Is Kohli as effective against spinners as he used to be? Or is he that valuable experience wise that on West Indies and USA pitches, India can’t do without him? Oh, and remember, that a few months ago, when Kohli and Rohit Sharma along with a few more seniors took rest right after the World Cup, a young Indian squad brimming with confidence under Suryakumar Yadav beat Australia 4-1 at home. All that and more from Matthew Hayden.

Apr 30, 2024 12:31 PM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Multiple reports around Samson

Sanju Samson has a humongous fan base in India, and it’s this very noise of the public that has kept Samson going through all these years. Samson is one of the very few top quality players to have never been picked in India’s World Cup squad be it any – T20Is or ODIs. And this is as best a chance as he can get. However, there are contrary reports around his T20 WC fate. Some are keeping him as a back-up keeper to Rishabh Pant, while others are preferring KL Rahul ahead of him. And then there’s one that reckons Samson could pip Pant to be India’s first-choice keeper. Which section of the news do you belong to? Tell us. Should Sanju Samson or should he not be part of India’s T20 World Cup squad.

Apr 30, 2024 11:51 AM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Meeting underway in Mumbai

PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT OF THE DAY: The BCCI selection meet is underway in Mumbai. According to a report from RevSportz, chairman of selectors Ajit Agarkar and the rest of the panel have assembled in Mumbai and the discussions are underway. Irrespective of whether the official announcement is made today, the list of 15 players who will travel to the West Indies and USA to play the T20 World Cup will be finalised shortly. Stay tuned.

Apr 30, 2024 11:25 AM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: For Navjot Singh Sidhu, Samson is the 1st-choice keeper

Contrary to the general opinion on the wicketkeeping debate, former India cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu has picked Sanju Samson as his first-choice keeper for the World Cup, followed by Pant, who he feels is still a bit inconsistent with his show. He said on Star Sports: “No. 1 is Sanju Samson, on form. This is a different Samson. If India finds themselves in situations where they need a spare opener or No. 4 batter or at No. 6, they you have KL Rahul, who is also in form. But I will still prefer Samson, followed by Rishabh Pant. He is coming out of an injury. Now, do you consider him as a white-ball specialist? His form is a bit patchy and scratchy, but he has survived the test so far. My preferences are these three,”

Apr 30, 2024 10:55 AM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: KL Rahul OUT of the race?

According to a report in the Indian Express, with the selectors looking for specialist options for the No. 5, 6 and 7 role, Rahul, who has opened for LSG in IPL 2024 so far, is out of reckoning for a spot in the World Cup squad. Sanju Samson’s selection is also on thin ice as the Rajasthan Royals captain batted at No. 3 in the tournament, implying that the likes of Jitesh and Jurel are back in contention.

Apr 30, 2024 10:39 AM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: How have other wicketkeeping options performed?

Sanju Samson: 385 runs in 9 matches at 161.08 SR with four fifties

KL Rahul: 363 runs in 8 matches at 143.47 SR with three fifties

Ishan Kishan: 212 runs in 9 matches at 165.62 SR with one fifty

Dinesh Karthik: 172 runs in 6 matches at 209.75 SR with two fifties

Jitesh Sharma: 128 runs in 9 matches at 125.49 SR

Apr 30, 2024 10:19 AM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Is Rishabh Pant the first-choice wicketkeeping option? 

With Pant back to his dominating best following a stellar run so far in IPL 2024, where he scored 398 runs in 11 matches, the most by any keeping options in contention for the World Cup spot, Pant has emerged as a surety. His run tally is laced with three fifties, the best of which was against Gujarat Titans when he clobbered an unbeaten 83 in match-winning cause.

Apr 30, 2024 9:56 AM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: What about Dinesh Karthik?

The RCB star had revealed that this would be his final IPL season before retiring. Karthik has been in breathtaking form this season where he has registered a strike rate of 190.7 from just five innings. His blistering form has sparked a debate on a potential return to the Indian team for the T20 World Cup. Earlier in the season, India captain Rohit Sharma teased him over World Cup selection before the veteran batter went on record to say that he is officially in the race for the spot. On the back of similar form in 2022, Karthik had forced his way into the T20 World Cup squad out of nowhere. But it is unlikely to happen this year with selectors eager to debate on younger options.

Apr 30, 2024 9:33 AM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Who are in race for the wicketkeeping spot?

When IPL 2024 kicked off last month, six players were part of the race to grab he two possible spots in the Indian World Cup squad – Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Dhruv Jurel, Jitesh Sharma. The latter was however the frontrunner for one of the spots after he was featured in most of the T20I matches India played after the ODI World Cup in November.

Apr 30, 2024 8:55 AM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Selection meeting with Jay Shah to comprise two major talking points

The selection meeting with BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Tuesday will have two major talking points – the second wicketkeeper’s spot and all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s place in the side, amid concerns over his bowling. 

Apr 30, 2024 8:21 AM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Selectors to meet in Ahmedabad on Tuesday

According to a report, BCCI’s selection committee led by Ajit Agarkar is set to meet board secretary Jay Shah in Ahmedabad today to finalise the 15-member squad for the ICC T20 World Cup. The BCCI secretary is the convenor of the senior selection committee (men) and with Shah busy with his political commitments, it is understood that the meeting will be held in Ahmedabad.

Apr 30, 2024 7:16 AM IST

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the announcement of India’s 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup. Stay tuned for more updates!

Apr 30, 2024 10:39 AM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: How have other wicketkeeping options performed?

Sanju Samson: 385 runs in 9 matches at 161.08 SR with four fifties

KL Rahul: 363 runs in 8 matches at 143.47 SR with three fifties

Ishan Kishan: 212 runs in 9 matches at 165.62 SR with one fifty

Dinesh Karthik: 172 runs in 6 matches at 209.75 SR with two fifties

Jitesh Sharma: 128 runs in 9 matches at 125.49 SR

Apr 30, 2024 10:19 AM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Is Rishabh Pant the first-choice wicketkeeping option? 

With Pant back to his dominating best following a stellar run so far in IPL 2024, where he scored 398 runs in 11 matches, the most by any keeping options in contention for the World Cup spot, Pant has emerged as a surety. His run tally is laced with three fifties, the best of which was against Gujarat Titans when he clobbered an unbeaten 83 in match-winning cause.

Apr 30, 2024 9:56 AM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: What about Dinesh Karthik?

The RCB star had revealed that this would be his final IPL season before retiring. Karthik has been in breathtaking form this season where he has registered a strike rate of 190.7 from just five innings. His blistering form has sparked a debate on a potential return to the Indian team for the T20 World Cup. Earlier in the season, India captain Rohit Sharma teased him over World Cup selection before the veteran batter went on record to say that he is officially in the race for the spot. On the back of similar form in 2022, Karthik had forced his way into the T20 World Cup squad out of nowhere. But it is unlikely to happen this year with selectors eager to debate on younger options.

Apr 30, 2024 9:33 AM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Who are in race for the wicketkeeping spot?

When IPL 2024 kicked off last month, six players were part of the race to grab he two possible spots in the Indian World Cup squad – Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Dhruv Jurel, Jitesh Sharma. The latter was however the frontrunner for one of the spots after he was featured in most of the T20I matches India played after the ODI World Cup in November.

Apr 30, 2024 8:55 AM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Selection meeting with Jay Shah to comprise two major talking points

The selection meeting with BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Tuesday will have two major talking points – the second wicketkeeper’s spot and all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s place in the side, amid concerns over his bowling. 

Apr 30, 2024 8:21 AM IST

India T20 World Cup squad Live Updates: Selectors to meet in Ahmedabad on Tuesday

According to a report, BCCI’s selection committee led by Ajit Agarkar is set to meet board secretary Jay Shah in Ahmedabad today to finalise the 15-member squad for the ICC T20 World Cup. The BCCI secretary is the convenor of the senior selection committee (men) and with Shah busy with his political commitments, it is understood that the meeting will be held in Ahmedabad.

Apr 30, 2024 7:16 AM IST

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the announcement of India’s 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup. Stay tuned for more updates!

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