India’s T20 World Cup 2024 Team Announcement Live Updates: Hardik Pandya’s Bowling Remains A Concern. Final Decision On…

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T20 World Cup 2024 Team Announcement Live: A report claims that Ajit Agarkar will meet skipper Rohit Sharma and the official announcement will come on May 1. KL Rahul made a strong case for himself with a gritty 74 for Lucknow Super Giants and that can be bad news for Sanju Samson. Does all-rounder Hardik Pandya deserve a place in squad? That is perhaps the biggest question for BCCI selectors. Not all is smooth for the Indian cricket team going into the T20 World Cup. Players like Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj have looked quite off-colour. Rinku Singh has a lack of game-time while there are question marks over Virat Kohli’s strike-rate. Also, will Shubman Gill be picked for T20 World Cup 2024 thanks to his solid IPL form, with the plethora of top order options available? The meeting for selecting the 15 for T20 World Cup is likely to be held on Sunday.

T20 World Cup 2024 Team Announcement Live Updates: 

  • 22:49 (IST)

    BCCI Announcement Live: Report provides huge update

    Ajit Agarkar and skipper Rohit Sharma are expected to have an informal meeting in Delhi on a possible 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup, according to a report by PTI. The formal announcement might happen in Mumbai on May 1, the cut-off date for the ICC event, the report further claimed.

  • 22:17 (IST)

    BCCI Announcement Live: Samson’s place in trouble

    A lot of chatter has taken place on Sanju Samson’s possible inclusion in the squad but KL Rahul’s knock can be bad news for him. With both Rahul and Rishabh Pant finding form at the right time, Samson may end up missing out due to the huge number of top-order options.

  • 21:31 (IST)

    T20 WC 2024 Team Announcement Live: KL Rahul steps it up

    A big statement from KL Rahul ahead of the selectors’ meeting for the T20 World Cup 2024 as he slammed a gritty 74 for Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2024 match against Rajasthan Royals. A lot has been spoken about his strike-rate but he has maintained around 140 this season and his wicket-keeping makes him a lucrative choice for the competition.

  • 20:59 (IST)

    BCCI Announcement Live: New role for Jadeja?

    Michael Hussey believes that Ravindra Jadeja has been very good while batting at No.4 and ahead of the T20 World Cup, that can be very good news for the Indian cricket team. “He is playing a different role (batting at number four). He has been coming in very late in the last few years. He has done a good job so far at adapting to the situation and playing accordingly,” Hussey said.

  • 20:46 (IST)

    T20 WC 2024 Team Announcement Live: Pacers in focus

    The fast bowling department seems to be a matter of concern for India. Barring Bumrah, none are in form. Hardik Pandya’s off-form has only complicated maters. Aaron Finch, Australia’s T20 World Cup-winning captain, said: “I think spin could get them out of trouble. I think form of Kuldeep Yadav will be crucial and he will being the playing XI. Arshdeep Singh is I think a quality bowler, he can swing the new ball both ways. He is not in his best form at the moment but he has got all the tools to have a good tournament. I guess that a part which is slightly concerning for the  team. But then we have seven weeks from the tournament. That’s potentially 10 more games for the guys to find form.” 

  • 20:20 (IST)

    BCCI Announcement Live: Does Hardik Pandya deserve a place?

    Hardik Pandya was once the country No. 1 fast bowling allrounder. He is still is but his form has dwindled since he joined MI as captain.

    “What I feel about Hardik Pandya is that Indian cricket needs to make it clear that they should not give him that much priority as they have given him so far, because we still haven’t won the World Cup,” Pathan said on Star Sports Press Room Show, Ticket to World Cup.

    “If you think you are a primary all-rounder, you need to make that kind of an impact at the international level. As far as the all-rounder is concerned he hasn’t made that impact at the international level, we are only thinking about the potential.”

  • 19:34 (IST)

    T20 WC 2024 Team Announcement Live: Dhoni hits 4 6s in 2 overs

    Is afe the criteris to pick squad for T20 World Cup? Former captain and ex-BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had an interesting take. “So there is no hard and fast rule for anything. The only hard and fast rule is talent, ability and performance. Look at MS Dhoni. He bats for 2 overs and hits 4 sixes. I would actually want him to bat more, but just see how good he is,” he said

  • 19:08 (IST)

    T20 WC 2024 Team Announcement Live: Half-squad off colour

    The T20 World Cup will start in the first week of June, but going by the form of the Indian players, half of the ‘certain’ picks are battling form. Rohit Sharma (311 in 9 games), Hardik Pandya (poor bowling), Virat Kohli (below average strike-rate), Arshdeep Singh (inconsistency), Rinku Singh (lack of game time), Mohammed Siraj (economy of 9.63) paint a very poor picture and India aim to mount another challenge. 

  • 18:46 (IST)

    BCCI Announcement Live: Gill faces tough race

    Shubman Gill recently said in multiple interviews that if can’t ‘back himself’ after scoring 900 runs in the IPL 2023, then he does not know how he can be confident. But the fact is that though Shubman Gill scored 890 in IPL 2023, in IPL 2024 he has scored 304 in nine matches at an average of 38. For a top-order batter it may not be considered a great number. Yashasvi Jaiswal is in form too.  

  • 18:10 (IST)

    T20 WC 2024 Team Announcement Live: Rohit Misfires, Headache for BCCI

    The BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar is at the stadium but he would not like by what is on show. Hardik Pandya, India’s NO. 1 allrounder, gave away 41 in just two overs. Rohit Sharma got out for 8 in Mumbai Indians’ chase of 256. Both players are certain to be picked for the T20 World Cup, but are yet to light up the IPL 2024. A BIG, BIG cause of concern before BCCI selectors meet with Rohit Sharma.

  • 17:33 (IST)

    BCCI Announcement Live: Zaheer Khan’s picks

    Batters: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill/Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rinku Singh 

    All-Rounders: Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja 

    Wicket-Keeper: Rishabh Pant 

    Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, Yash Dayal, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal.

  • 17:11 (IST)

    T20 WC 2024 Team Announcement Live: Hardik and Bumrah struggle

    It has been a tough outing for both Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah in the IPL 2024 between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. Hardik has been the worse among the two and this is not good news ahead of the T20 World Cup. With Ajit Agarkar in attendance, this has been a worrisome performance and he will want Rohit Sharma to do well. On the other hand, Rishabh Pant continues to make a solid case for his selection.

  • 16:51 (IST)

    BCCI Announcement Live: Agarkar attends IPL 2024 game

    BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar attended the IPL 2024 game between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. The fans believe that there can be a BCCI meeting soon in Delhi regarding the team selection and Agarkar can interact with skipper Rohit Sharma in relation to the players in contention.

  • 16:31 (IST)

    T20 WC 2024 Team Announcement Live: S Sreesanth’s India squad for T20 World Cup 2024

    Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Shivam Dube, Mayank Yadav, Sanju Samson.

  • 16:13 (IST)

    T20 WC 2024 Team Announcement Live: Is Pandya a liability?

    Hardik Pandya’s form has been absolutely horrible in IPL 2024 – both with bat and the ball. With the pressure of captaining Mumbai Indians not doing his any favours, the all-rounder has not provided any great show till now. As a result, the selectors will be torn while picking him for the T20 World Cup. While it is true that India does not have a proper replacement for a medium pacer all-rounder like him, Hardik’s form is not helping his cause.

  • 15:52 (IST)

    BCCI Announcement Live: Curious case of Shivam Dube

    When it comes to India’s squad for the T20 World Cup 2024, Shivam Dube has emerged as an interesting conundrum. There is no doubt over his form for Chennai Super Kings where has impressed fans as well as experts with his explosive batting. But his lack of bowling means that India will have to play him as a pure batter and in that case, the decision to lead to the exclusion of an out-and-out finisher like Rinku Singh.

  • 15:45 (IST)

    T20 WC 2024 Team Announcement Live: Manjrekar’s surprising choice

    In a surprising choice, former Indian cricket team star Sanjay Manjrekar has gone with side that does not have Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya and Rinku Singh too! Sanjay Manjrekar’s squad for T20 WC 2024: Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Avesh Khan, Harshit Rana, Mayank Yadav, Krunal Pandya

  • 15:29 (IST)

    BCCI Announcement Live: MS Dhoni the ‘wild card’?

    In the midst of all the talk about younsters, there have been some crazy suggestions too. Like MS Dhoni’s ‘wild card entry’.  Irfan Pathan and Aaron Finch discussed the possibility of putting MS Dhoni as a ‘wildcard’ for the T20 World Cup. “We could see a wildcard entry in India’s T20 World Cup squad… MS Dhoni,” former Australia captain Aaron Finch exclaimed on Star Sports, calling the suggestion as “the wildest card.””If he says he wants to play the T20 World Cup, no one will deny him that chance…no one will mind, no one will have a problem with it. The guy is batting so well,” Pathan replied. 

  • 15:25 (IST)

    T20 WC Team Live Updates: One star may miss out

    According to a report in news agency PTI, 10 slots are already filled in the squad with the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah certain t make the squad. Hardik Pandya, despite poor form, will be picked most likely. But the real contest is Shubman Gill vs Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rinku Singh vs Shivam Dube, according to the report. If both Gill and Jaiswal are picked, one from Rinku and Dube may miss out and vice-versa.

  • 14:20 (IST)

    T20 WC 2024 Team Announcement Live: Here’s what Shubman Gill said about his possible snub

    “If I am able to make it to this year’s T20 World Cup, it would be nothing short of a dream coming true. Last year’s World Cup experience would help me as we try to win the World Cup. After scoring almost 900 runs (in IPL) last season, I would obviously be disappointed as a player. I would still be cheering for the players and wish them the best,” said Shubman Gill. 

  • 13:30 (IST)

    T20 WC 2024 Team Announcement Live: Will Shivam Dube get a chance?

    Chennai Super Kings star batter Shivam Dube is in red-hot form in the ongoing IPL. In eight matches, he has scored 311 runs, at a strike rate of 169.95. His tally also includes three half-centuries. It will be really interesting to see whether he gets a spot in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup. The selectors have to make a tough choice for the middle-order batter between Dube and star batter Rinku Singh. 

  • 12:46 (IST)

    T20 World Cup 2024 Team Announcement Live: Harbhajan Singh’s Team India squad

    Harbhajan Singh’s India squad for T20 World Cup 2024: Rohit Sharma (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson (WK), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Mayank Yadav.

  • 12:27 (IST)

    T20 WC 2024 Team Announcement Live: Here’s what Irfan Pathan thinks

    “See, as far as I’m concerned, Indian openers should be Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma, purely because of the right-hand and left-hand combination. Don’t forget Yashasvi Jaiswal’s international strike rate is 160 and you need that, you need that firepower. If Virat opens up the batting, what happens is that it will allow the combination of 11 to be in a certain way, which you want. If that happens, you might see Shivam Dube playing, if he’s there in the squad,” said Irfan Pathan. 

  • 12:05 (IST)

    T20 World Cup 2024 Team Announcement Live: Will Jaiswal take Gill’s spot

    All eyes are on the announcement of the player, who will open alongside Rohit Sharma at the T20 World Cup 2024. Based on the current IPL form, both Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill are likely to lose the position of the openers with Virat Kohli being promoted to the No 1 position. Between Jaiswal and Gill, the former is more likely to get a spot at the marquee event. Jaiswal had a bittersweet start to the season but redeemed himself with a brilliant century. 

  • 11:45 (IST)

    T20 World Cup 2024 Team Announcement Live: Will Mayank Yadav get a chance?

    Young Lucknow Super Giants pacer Mayank Yadav stunned everyone with his terrific pace in the ongoing IPL. The 21-year-old pacer has consistently clocked deliveries over 150 kmph. He also bowled the fastest ball of the season at 156.7 kmph. However, he is currently out of action due to an injury. Despite giving a breathtaking performance, it is highly likely that he will be ignored as the selectors would not take the risk of taking a 21-year-old, inexperienced bowler to the big ICC event. 

  • 11:40 (IST)

    T20 World Cup 2024 Team Announcement Live: Who will accompany Jasprit Bumrah?

    Another big concern for the Indians selectors is to choose a perfect pacer to accompany Jasprit Bumrah. The Mumbai Indians pacer is in red-hot form and will surely make it to the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup. However, the other expected names like Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, etc had an underwhelming outing so far. Some former cricketers have suggested the name of Arshdeep while many have backed Lucknow Super Giants pacer Mayank Yadav. 

  • 11:30 (IST)

    T20 World Cup 2024 Team Announcement Live: Here’s what Aaron Finch thinks

    Ahead of the T20 World Cup, former Australia batter Aaron Finch painted a grim picture about three stars who are battling poor form. “I have got my eye on two people, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Hardik Pandya. Two guys who haven’t been in the best form throughout this IPL so far and there is a bit of pressure building on both of them,” said Finch. 

  • 11:20 (IST)

    T20 WC 2024 Team Announcement Live: Focus on Hardik Pandya’s form

    All-rounder Hardik Pandya’s form is a big concern for the selectors currently. Hardik, who is leading Mumbai Indians in the ongoing IPL, is having mediocre outing with both bat and ball. So far, he has played eight matches and scored only 151 runs. With the ball, he has scalped four wickets at an economy of 10.94. The MI skipper is also going though a tough time as he has been constantly facing public criticism for replacing Rohit Sharma as the captain. However, it will be really interesting to see that how things will unfold. 

  • 11:05 (IST)

    T20 WC 2024 Team Announcement Live: Rohit To Meet BCCI Selectors, Says Report

    According to a report of Dainik Jagran, India skipper Rohit Sharma is likely to attend a meeting with BCCI selection committee chairman, Ajit Agarkar and other office bearers to discuss India’s 15-member squad. The meeting is likely to be held on Saturday in Delhi, where Rohit Sharma will be playing for Mumbai Indians against Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2024 match. 

  • 10:59 (IST)

    T20 World Cup 2024 Team Announcement Live: Hello

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Team India’s squad announcement for the T20 World Cup 2024. Stay tuned for all the live updates. 

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