Indian Team Selection Updates for T20 World Cup: Team to depart on May 21; Rishabh Pant First Choice Wicketkeeper – Report

The Indian selectors and team management have worked in tandem to select a fifteen-strong squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. The deadline for submitting provisional squads to the International Cricket Council (ICC) is 1st May and if several media report It is to be believed, the committee led by Ajit Agarkar will itself publish the names on Wednesday.

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According to the Times of India, the Indian team is expected to leave for the World Cup on May 21 with the players who will then be eliminated from the IPL. The report also said that there are several major issues that need to be resolved before BCCI secretary Jay Shah officially announces the list of players flying to the West for the ICC flagship event.

Agarkar in Delhi

Chief selector Ajit Agarkar was in the national capital to watch the IPL 2024 match between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians. According to a report by Dainik Jagan, the chief selector had an informal meeting with Indian captain Rohit Sharma regarding the team.

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Selectors sweat over bowling unit


If the ongoing IPL is the basis for selecting the team, then the selectors and team management must worry about building a pace battery for the World Cup. While Jasprit Bumrah functions in a completely different dimension, Mohammed Siraj and Arshdeep Singh failed. impress with the ball. Although both have conceded runs above 9, the latter has more wickets in the league.

“The team management wants to trust the players they have trained. There are concerns about Siraj and Arshdeep doing so many runs, but one needs to look at the context,” a source was quoted as saying by TOI.

“Jasprit Bumrah is a different class. Others should not be compared to him. There will be no “impact player” rule at the World Cup. Axar Patel, for example, has been exemplary with his economy rate,” he added.

Fight for second wicketkeeper

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  • The report further suggests that the selectors are mulling over Sanju Samson and KL Rahul for the second wicketkeeper position as Rishabh Pant seems to be the first choice. If Gill misses out, Rahul will take a look at Samson and get the nod even if the latter has a fantastic season in the IPL 2024.

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    first publication: April 29, 2024, 5:40 p.m. IST

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