The journey of T20 World Cup 2022 has passed by adding another sad page in the history of Indian cricket. Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, India suffered an unforgettable defeat against England in the semi-final match. In which the most embarrassing thing is that while defending 168 runs, Team Indias bowlers could not manage to add a single wicket to their account.
In such a situation, after this disappointing performance, many heavyweights of India can be seen falling. Former captain Sunil Gavaskar believes that many Indian players can now announce their retirement from the T20 format. In such a situation, the Indian Cricket Board will have to make changes by taking big decisions in the shortest format of the game, keeping these bitter memories in cold storage.
So that no team other than India can claim the title of T20 World Cup 2024 trophy. In this episode, we have brought such a playing XI for you who can be seen representing India in the T20 World Cup (T20 WC 2024) to be held in West Indies after 2 years.
First of all, if we talk about the openers, then after the disappointing performance of the T20 World Cup 2022, the Indian Cricket Board can show the way out to KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. Both these players have proved to be complete flops in 2 consecutive World Cups, especially the performance of big matches remains the biggest concern. In such a situation, perhaps young Shubman Gill and Ishaan Kishan can be given a chance in their place.
Gill played a key role in helping Gujarat Titans win the title in IPL 2022, wreaking havoc with his bat. Ishan Kishan, on the other hand, is one of the highest run-scorers for India in the T20 format. In T20 WC 2024, the pair also offers a right-left hand combination which can prove to be effective.
Team Indias middle order has got a lot of strength due to the presence of Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav. On the basis of these two batsmen, India had traveled to the semi-finals in the T20 World Cup 2022. While Virat scored 295 runs in 6 innings with 4 half-centuries, Suryakumar Yadav also scored 225 runs in the same innings.
Playing in their golden form, if these two players continue to perform like this, then at any cost they can get a chance in the next T20 World Cup. Apart from this, Sanju Samson can join the team as a wicket-keeper batsman. After Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik did not perform as expected, Sanju Samsons name is at the forefront of this race.
In the T20 World Cup 2022, the lack of Ravindra Jadeja was clearly played by Team India. Apart from being an excellent all-rounder, he brings balance to the team being a left-handed batsman who can also bat in the upper order if needed. Apart from all this, his fielding is one aspect that makes him a different player.
At the same time, Team Indias superstar Hardik Pandya also makes his place in the team with him. This year he has made a significant contribution with the bat in his rise as well against Pakistan and then in the semi-finals and is also present as an additional option in the bowling. At the same time, Hardik can also be seen captaining Team India in T20 World Cup 2024 (T20 WC 2024).
Lastly, if we talk about the bowling order of Team India, then the BCCI selectors can make many big changes on this front. Defending 168 runs in the semi-final match, not taking a single wicket is Indias biggest defeat. In such a situation, while separating Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami from the team, BCCI can include young Umran Malik and Ravi Bishnoi along with Arshdeep Singh and Jasprit Bumrah in the T20 WC 2024 team.
Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Umran Malik, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi.