Indian Key Players Set to Return for T20 World Cup 2024 Campaign

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Indian Key Players Set to Return for T20 World Cup 2024 Campaign: Shami has not played a match since his appearance in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final against Australia in November 2023. Now, the experienced fast bowler faces a race to be fit for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in June.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament is about to start in June, but in the Indian cricket team, the legendary batsman and the best all-rounder as well as the key bowler are out of the team due to some problem or another.

In which many players are hospitalized due to their injuries and surgeries. There is a buzz in the sports media that some talented, experienced players may have a chance of making a comeback. Let’s know about those players.

Mohammed Shami

Shami has not played a match since his appearance in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final against Australia in November 2023. Now, the experienced fast bowler faces a race to be fit for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in June.

The right-handed batsman recently underwent surgery on his injured ankle in the UK and has already been ruled out of participating in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament.

Shami was the joint third-highest wicket-taker for India in the recent T20 World Cup and if he recovers in time, he would look to be a surefire starter for this year’s tournament.

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Rishabh Pant

Pant has come a long way since his serious car accident, but there have been a lot of positive signs for the talented wicketkeeper-batsman in recent times.

Pant had posted a video of his keeping earlier this month and the 26-year-old is hoping to return to competitive cricket with the Delhi Capitals in the early stages of this year’s IPL.

Delhi coach Ricky Ponting recently hinted that Pant could be managed in some stages of the IPL and if everything goes as per plan then we could see the left-handed batsman in the T20 World Cup in June.

Jasprit Bumrah

The India fast bowler was recently rested for the fourth Test against England in Ranchi but is expected to return to the team for the fifth and final Test in Dharamsala.

Bumrah is expected to spearhead the Mumbai Indians’ attack in the forthcoming IPL, and he should also represent his nation in the Caribbean and the USA during the T20 World Cup.

Hardik Pandya

Hardik made a successful return from injury earlier this week when he featured for Reliance 1 in the DY Patil T20 Cup. The star all-rounder showed some good signs in his first game after an ankle complaint when he took two wickets against Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited.

Hardik is the newly appointed captain of the Mumbai Indians and if all goes well, the all-rounder will lead the team during the IPL. A fit-again Hardik will be a key cog in India’s quest for a second T20 World Cup title in June.

Virat Kohli

For personal reasons, the former captain of India will not play in the current five-match Test series against England. On February 15, Kohli and his spouse welcomed their second child.

Although Kohli has yet to reveal when he will return to the game, the 35-year-old can still play for his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore in this year’s tournament and for his country in the T20 World Cup in June.

Suryakumar Yadav

The world’s top-ranked T20I batsman had been sidelined since India’s T20I series against South Africa late last year and even went to Germany for back surgery on his back in January.

In addition to playing a major role in India’s T20 World Cup campaign in June, Suryakumar is anticipated to make a comeback for the Mumbai Indians during the IPL.

Shreyas Iyer

Iyer has been struggling with back problems in recent times. The batsman’s performance in the ongoing Test series against England was poor and his highest score in the two Test matches was 35. He was not selected for the final three matches of the series.

This right-handed batsman performed brilliantly during the 50-over World Cup last year, scoring 530 runs at an average of 66.25. Given his ability to score runs freely against spin, the batsman will be equally valuable in this year’s T20 World Cup.

Iyer will probably make a comeback to lead the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, and if he keeps up his strong play in white-ball cricket, he could be considered for a spot in the World Cup.

Ishan Kishan

Kishan has not played any competitive matches since playing for India in the T20 series against Australia late last year, but the talented left-hander is expected to play for the Mumbai Indians in the upcoming IPL tournament.

The 25-year-old was the 10th leading run-scorer in last year’s edition of the IPL and will be keen to attract the attention of the national selectors with another strong tournament this time if he is to make India’s 15-man squad for the World Cup.

KL Rahul

The experienced right-handed batsman has featured in only one of the four full Test matches against England but is being analyzed by experts as he has a chance to recover from his leg problem for the fifth and final match in Dharamsala.

Rahul is expected to be fit for the entire IPL with the Lucknow Super Giants and is likely to be in consideration for the T20 World Cup in June after his strong efforts with the bat and behind the stumps for India in the 50-over format last year. world Cup.

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