T20 World Cup 2024: India won the T20 World Cup 2007 title under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, but since then Team India has not been able to win the World Cup title. In the T20 World Cup 2022, Team India, under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, had reached the semi-finals, where India had to face defeat by 10 wickets. Next year the T20 World Cup is to be held on the soil of America and West Indies. Team India has already started preparations for this. The Indian team is playing a series of five T20 matches. After this, Team India will play a three-match series against South Africa and Afghanistan. There are five big players in contention to open for the Indian team in the T20 World Cup 2024.
1. Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal has been performing well for Team India for some time now. He also scored a century against Nepal in the Asian Games 2023. When he is in his element, he can destroy any bowling attack. He has scored 349 runs in 12 T20 matches for India. He has the ability to attack the very first ball.
2. Rituraj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad performed well in IPL 2023. He played an important role in helping Chennai Super Kings team win its fifth IPL title. Under his captaincy, India won the gold medal in the Asian Games 2023. He scored an excellent century for Team India in the T20 series against Australia and played an innings of 123 runs. He has scored 490 runs in 18 T20 matches for India so far.
3. Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan has taken the responsibility of opening for Team India many times in the absence of Rohit Sharma. He opens for Mumbai Indians in IPL. He has made Team India win many matches. Along with opening, he can also handle the responsibility of wicketkeeper. He has scored 796 runs in 32 T20 matches for Team India.
4. Shubhman Gill
Shubman Gill has not been selected by the selectors in the T20 series against Australia, but he has got a chance in the T20 team for the South Africa tour. He has the ability to change the course of the match in just a few balls. He has a century in his name in T20 International cricket. Once Gill settles on the crease, it becomes difficult to stop him. He has scored 304 runs in 11 T20 matches for India so far.
5. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is counted among the best players of India. He has the art of playing long innings. He is the player who has scored the most centuries for India in T20 International. He has scored four centuries in T20I matches for Team India. All the T20 World Cups that have taken place so far. Rohit Sharma has participated in all of them. Rohit has scored 3853 runs in 148 ODI matches for India.
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