The much-anticipated T20 World Cup 2024, promising cricket fans a spectacle of talent and competition is set to take place in June this year. The tournament will feature 20 cricketing nations battling it out in 55 matches across multiple venues. With six venues in the West Indies and three in the USA, the tournament is set to capture the imagination of cricket enthusiasts worldwide.
Clash of titans: India vs. Pakistan in New York
As the cricketing world gears up for the T20 World Cup, one fixture that stands out in the group stage is the intense rivalry between India and Pakistan. The two cricketing powerhouses are set to face each other on June 9 in New York, adding an extra layer of excitement to the tournament.
Speculation among fans
The question on every Indian cricket fan’s mind is whether the senior superstars will represent India in the T20 World Cup. Speculation has been rife, with opinions divided regarding the presence of experienced duo of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the side or if the management will opt for a younger team.
Sourav Ganguly gives his verdict
Putting an end to the speculation, cricket legend and former India captain Sourav Ganguly has voiced his choice for Team India’s captain in the T20 World Cup 2024. Ganguly reckoned that Rohit should lead the side, asserting that Kohli should also be part of the team due to his exceptional skills.
“Of course, Rohit should captain the team in the T20I World Cup. Virat Kohli also should be there. Virat Kohli is an outstanding player, and nothing will happen (to his performance) after 14 months,” Ganguly stated, as quoted by Times of India.
Return of the senior duo
Notably, the T20I World Cup 2022 semifinal loss to England in November marked the last time Rohit and Kohli appeared in the shortest format for India. Nevertheless, they are set to make a comeback in the upcoming home T20I series against Afghanistan, having been included in the squad announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday.