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T20 World Cup 2024: Team India Official New Squad Players List

Rohit Sharma to lead with Hardik Pandya as his deputy as we look at the official squad and new players list for Team India for T20 World Cup 2024. 

Another year, another World Cup as Team India gears up for T20 World Cup this team after BCCI officially announces the squad for Team India for T20 World Cup 2024. The 2024 T20 World Cup will be played in the USA and West Indies will see Rohit Sharma leading a 15-member squad with Hardik Pandya as his deputy.

The T20 World Cup begins just after the conclusion of IPL 2024, and from the squad standpoint, one can say that IPL 2024 has played its part even as selectors deny saying IPL 2024 had any influence in squad selection. If IPL 2024 didn’t have influence, the likes of Ravi Bishnoi, Jitesh Sharma, and Rinku Singh wouldn’t be missing after having a lull IPL, but impressing at the International stage.

Nevertheless, the Ajit Agarkar-led selection committee has selected a 15-member squad that includes a total of 4 batters, 2 wicket-keepers, 4 all-rounders, and 5 bowlers in the squad. So, with the official list in front of us, how about we look at the complete breakdown of the squad and players list for Team India for the T20 World Cup 2024?

Batters: Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli & Yashasvi Jaiswal

Starting with the batters, the selected four are Captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, and Yashasvi Jaiswal. While the selected four seem to be in line with expectations, the biggest miss from this is Rinku Singh, who also should have been a part of this squad. But BCCI chose a part-time all-rounder in place of Rinku Singh as they felt a solid finisher wasn’t the need of the hour. 

Wicket-keepers: Rishabh Pant & Sanju Samson

Talking about the wicket-keepers, we will finally see the return of Rishabh Pant along with Sanju Samson. Both Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson didn’t play a lot of T20Is in the last year or so. While Pant was out due to an accident, Sanju was more of a backup keeper. But some stunning form in IPL 2024 influenced the selection for these two, and they made it to the squad ahead of the likes of Ishan Kishan, Jitesh Sharma or KL Rahul.

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja & Shivam Dube

Coming to all-rounders, Team India have selected as many as four all-rounders in the squad. While Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja shall be the two first-choice all-rounders in the squad, Team India have selected an almost similar replica for these two in the form of Shivam Dube and Axar Patel.

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj & Yuzvendra Chahal

Finally, talking about the bowlers, India are going ahead with 2 spinners and 3 pacers combination. Jasprit Bumrah shall lead the pace bowling duties with support from Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya, and Shivam Dube. Whereas Kuldeep Yadav shall lead the spin bowling duties with support from Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel.

T20 World Cup 2024 Official Squad Players List for Team India

Batters: Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli & Yashasvi Jaiswal

Wicket-keepers: Rishabh Pant & Sanju Samson

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja & Shivam Dube

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj & Yuzvendra Chahal

So, that’s about the final squad and players list for Team India for T20 World Cup 2024. In terms of traveling reserves, India have selected Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Khaleel Ahmed, and Avesh Khan. Meanwhile, in terms of fixtures, India are placed in group A alongside Pakistan, USA, Canada, and Ireland. India will start their campaign against Ireland on June 05. They will then face their biggest match against Pakistan on June 09 before moving to the USA on June 12 and Canada on June 15. 

Team India Group Stage Fixtures for T20 World Cup 2024:

  • 05 June 2024 // India vs Ireland // 20:30 IST, New York
  • 09 June 2024 // India vs Pakistan // 20:30 IST, New York
  • 12 June 2024 // India vs USA // 20:30 IST, New York
  • 15 June 2024 // India vs Canada // 20:30 IST, Florida

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Sonal Jain

Sonal is an experienced cricket author with over 5 years of experience in the field. She follows Indian cricket to the core with a deep interest in the Indian Premier League, World Cup, IPL 2024, etc.