What will be team India’s T20 squad for the upcoming World Cup?

The 15-member Indian cricket team for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 will likely be announced in late April. The ICC deadline to submit teams is May 1. Teams can change players in their first team until May 25.

The T20 World Cup 2024 will start on June 2 and end on June 29 in the West Indies and the United States.

As the big event nears, the Indian selectors will watch player performance and fitness in the Indian T20 League 2024. This will help decide India’s squad for the T20 World Cup 2024.

Based on the first two weeks of the Indian T20 League 2024, here is the likely Indian cricket team for the T20 World Cup 2024:

Captain: Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma will captain the Indian team as confirmed by BCCI secretary Jay Shah in February. He has scored 118 runs in four Indian T20 League matches at a strike rate of 171.01.

Opening Batters: Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli
There are many options for the two opening slots – Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli’s inclusion is debated, but he is in great form, leading the Orange Cap race with 316 runs in five matches.

Shubman Gill has also done well, scoring 183 runs in five matches for Gujarat.

Yashasvi Jaiswal, a left-hander, could provide a left-right opening combination.

Middle-Order Batters: Suryakumar Yadav, Rinku Singh, Hardik Pandya
Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya are almost certain to be in the squad.

Suryakumar Yadav is the world’s top-ranked T20I batter with 2,141 runs in 60 matches.

Hardik Pandya can bat and bowl. He has 1,348 runs and 73 wickets in 92 T20I matches.

Rinku Singh and Shivam Dube are hard-hitting options. Rinku has nearly 2,500 T20 runs at a strike rate of 148.86.

Wicket-Keepers: Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson
Rishabh Pant has made an impressive comeback after his accident, scoring 153 runs in five matches. He could be the first-choice wicket-keeper.

Sanju Samson has also been in good form, scoring 178 runs in four matches.

Spinners: Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
Ravindra Jadeja is a certainty with over 200 wickets and 3,000 runs in T20s.

Kuldeep Yadav could be retained based on recent form, with 177 T20 wickets.

Yuzvendra Chahal has been impressive in the Indian T20 League, taking 8 wickets in 4 matches.

Fast Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh
Jasprit Bumrah will be a key pick with over 250 T20 wickets at an economy of 7.

Mohammed Siraj is expected to partner Bumrah.

Arshdeep Singh, a left-arm pacer, adds variety with over 150 T20 wickets.

Likely Indian Team: Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rinku Singh, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh.