INDIA T20 Squad

Team India squad for T20 World Cup 2024

Team India squad for T20 World Cup 2024

The BCCI selectors have officially announced their 15 + 4 man squad for the forthcoming T20 World Cup, which will be hosted jointly by the West Indies and the United States from June 1st to 29th, 2024. The squad combines experience and youthful force, with a strong emphasis on all-around ability.

Full squad for T20 WC 2024

Rohit Sharma (C)

Yashasvi Jaiswal

Virat Kohli

Suryakumar Yadav

Rishabh Pant (WK)

Sanju Samson (WK)

Hardik Pandya (VC)

Shivam Dube

Ravindra Jadeja

Axar Patel

Kuldeep Yadav

Yuzvendra Chahal

Arshdeep Singh

Jaspit Bumrah

Mohammed Siraj



Shubman Gill*

Riku Singh*

Khaleel Ahmed*

Avesh Khan*

India T20 World CUP squad

Batting line up

Rohit Sharma, the reliable captain, leads the batting line-up. His expertise and ability to make huge plays at the top of the order are critical. Alongside him, the promising young talent Yashasvi Jaiswal earns a well-deserved berth. Jaiswal’s steady performances in domestic competitions and the IPL have made him a serious contender for the opening position.

The ever-dependable Virat Kohli delivers his trademark grit and class to the middle order. Suryakumar Yadav, the current T20 cricket sensation, is guaranteed to captivate viewers with his unorthodox strokeplay. Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson are both selected as wicketkeepers. This was a highly anticipated decision, given KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan’s strong IPL performances. Pant’s explosive hitting and leadership abilities, combined with Samson’s beautiful strokeplay and wicket-keeping abilities, provide the squad with significant options.


Hardik Pandya, the selected vice-captain, delivers a potent combination of power-hitting and seam bowling. His return to form with both bat and ball makes him a vital cog in the Indian machine. Shivam Dube, another powerful all-rounder, provides depth to the batting while offering handy medium-pace options. Ravindra Jadeja, the evergreen all-rounder, brings invaluable experience, exceptional fielding, and left-arm spin bowling to the team. Axar Patel adds another dimension with his left-arm spin and batting prowess.

Bowling line up

Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj lead the pace attack. Bumrah’s accuracy and pace are a nightmare for any batter, whilst Siraj’s aggression and ability to take wickets in critical situations make him a useful asset. Also, the left-arm swing bowling of Arshdeep Singh  adds significant variation. His has the ability to capitalize on swing-friendly conditions in the United States and the Caribbean.

Also, Kuldeep Yadav, the veteran spinner, is recognized for his variations and ability to trouble batters with his chinaman deliveries. Yuzvendra Chahal is back in the team after a long. In short, the Kul-Cha combination will definitely make trouble for the opponents. 

Selection Dilemmas 

KL Rahul and Ruturaj Gaikwad‘s exclusion from the team has sparked debate. Both have been in outstanding form in the IPL, prompting concerns about the selection process. However, the selectors may have prioritized Pant’s wicket-keeping abilities and experience over KL Rahul’s performance.

The selectors’ choice to skip Ruturaj Gaikwad and KL Rahul has sparked criticism. Both players have been in top form throughout the IPL 2024. Gaikwad’s stability at the top of the order and ability to play long innings have contributed significantly to his team’s success. Similarly, Rahul’s beautiful strokeplay and skill across multiple formats make him an invaluable asset.

The reason for their exclusion remains unknown. Perhaps the selection prioritized Pant’s wicket-keeping abilities and Samson’s flexibility in various batting positions. Furthermore, Jaiswal’s recent accomplishments may have persuaded them to invest in a rising talent for the future.

The team lacks a true finisher in the mold of MS Dhoni. While Hardik Pandya can fill that role, recent injury worries cast doubt on his ability to bat deep in every match.

Balanced team

Overall, the Indian squad appears to be well-balanced, with an appropriate blend of experience and youth. The availability of three all-rounders and two wicketkeepers provides versatility based on the surface and conditions. In conclusion, the team’s success will depend on the top order firing consistently, the middle order rotating the strike efficiently, and the bowlers carrying out their plans with discipline.

With the World Cup just around the corner, India will be trying to fine-tune their combinations and strategy in the approaching warm-up matches. Certainly, the co-hosting countries, the United States and the West Indies, will present a unique challenge, with a combination of familiar Caribbean pitches and potentially swing-friendly conditions in the US. Indian supporters will be keen to see if this team can live up to its potential and take home the prized T20 World Cup championship.

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