T20 World Cup: Selectors to meet Rohit Sharma in Delhi on April 27  

Virat, Pant likely to be included in T20 World Cup Team


The excitement is brewing as Team India gears up for the upcoming T20 World Cup, following a hiatus post the Indian Premier League (IPL). With eyes set on clinching the coveted title, India is expected to assemble a formidable squad for the tournament, slated to be held in the USA and the West Indies. In this pursuit, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is scheduled to engage in discussions with skipper Rohit Sharma during his team’s visit to Delhi on April 27. 

BCCI to speak to Rohit 

Media reports indicate that the BCCI’s selection panel, spearheaded by Ajit Agarkar, will convene with Rohit Sharma to deliberate on potential squad members and backup options. Among the primary topics of discussion are the anticipated inclusions of Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant, pivotal figures in India’s T20 setup. Additionally, the selectors will assess the bowling contingent, with particular attention to the impressive performances of Yuzvendra Chahal during IPL 2024. 

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Key players under consideration 

Virat Kohli’s resurgence: 

Having recently made his T20I comeback during the Afghanistan tour, Virat Kohli has been in scintillating form for Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in IPL 2024. His stellar batting displays, including a breathtaking unbeaten century against Rajasthan Royals (RR), underscore his readiness for the global stage. 

Rishabh Pant’s competition:   

While Rishabh Pant remains a strong contender for a spot in the squad, stiff competition looms large. Players like Sanju Samson and KL Rahul have showcased their prowess, posing a challenge to Pant’s position. Additionally, the emergence of Ishan Kishan and the ever-reliable Dinesh Karthik further intensifies the selection dilemma. 

 Bowling department considerations 

In the bowling department, Yuzvendra Chahal has made a compelling case for his inclusion, following his impressive outings for RR in IPL 2024. Alongside stalwarts like Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav, Chahal’s form adds depth and variety to India’s bowling arsenal, providing the selectors with ample food for thought. 


As the T20 World Cup draws near, the discussions between BCCI and Rohit Sharma signify the meticulous planning and strategizing undertaken to sculpt a winning combination. With a plethora of talented individuals vying for spots in the squad, the selection process promises to be both challenging and intriguing. As anticipation mounts, cricket enthusiasts await the unveiling of India’s powerhouse squad, poised to conquer the global stage.

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