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'Virat can score 40-ball 100': Sourav Gangly says Kohli should open with Rohit Sharma in T20 World Cup 2024

Virat Kohli is having a stunning run in IPL 2024, but his average strike rate has been a cause of concern ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024 squad selection

Former BCCI President Sourav Ganguly spoke about India's possible squad for T20 World Cup 2024 (PTI)Premium
Former BCCI President Sourav Ganguly spoke about India's possible squad for T20 World Cup 2024 (PTI)

Team India's former captain Sourav Ganguly spoke about India's T20 World Cup squad and said that Virat Kohli should open with Rohit Sharma in the upcoming ICC tournament scheduled in June. Amid some concerns around Virat Kohli's average strike rate, Sourav Ganguly said that he has the potential to score a 40-ball century, news agency PTI reported on Monday.

Sourav Ganguly’s remarks came as Virat Kohli continues to don the prestigious Orange Cap in IPL 2024 for scoring the most runs in the tournament. But, as Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) faces back-to-back defeats this season, the skeptics have raised questions about his low strike rate.

As per a Dainik Jagran report, Rohit Sharma is expected to meet Ajit Agarkar-led selection panel after the DC vs MI IPL 2024 match on April 27 and India’s T20 World Cup squad can be announced soon after. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has set May 1 as the final deadline for the announcement of the squad.

Earlier, it was reported that the selection committee had finalized Virat Kohli’s name for the role of opener in the T20 World Cup 2024, but skipper Rohit Sharma denied such claims and called it “fake news."

“We haven't met so far, we haven't decided who'll open at the World Cup (on Virat Kohli's question). In today's age, until and unless you don't hear from me, Rahul bhai or Ajit bhai, everything else is fake," Rohit Sharma said while speaking at cricket podcast Club Prairie Fire.

India's T20 World Cup ‘automatic selections’

The sources from the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) have revealed that the administration is not planning on much experimentation and the selections of some players are going to be "automatic."

“There would not be any experimentation or left-field selections. All those who have played for India and have done well consistently in T20 Internationals and the IPL will be rewarded," a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

As per the news agency, India's T20 World Cup squad will most certainly have names like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav.

 

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Published: 22 Apr 2024, 03:53 PM IST
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