Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 is set to take place in the West Indies and USA in June and July. Formidable teams like England, Australia and India are considered favourites for the marquee event. 

While England will be looking to defend their 2022 title, Australia will attempt to become the first-ever team to simultaneously hold all three ICC trophies, after winning the World Test Championship and the World Cup last year. India have not won an ICC event in over 10 years. Hence, the Men in Blue will be desperate to make amends

Now the focus is on the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Good performances in this tournament could be important criteria for selection. However, several key players across the globe have pulled out of the tournament due to injury issues. Some of them are in danger of missing the T20 World Cup as well.

Let’s have a look at some of the big players who may miss the bus for the upcoming T20 World Cup…

Mohammad Shami

Team India’s veteran pacer Mohammad Shami will miss the T20 World Cup due to injury issues. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant’s selection into the Indian team also depends upon his IPL exploits and fitness issue.

Lungi Ngidi

South African speedster Lungi Ngidi was also ruled out of the IPL 2024 earlier this week. It is still unknown whether he will recover in time to represent South Africa in the mega event this summer.

Harry Brook

England’s explosive batter Harry Brook pulled out of the Test series against India. Subsequently, he missed IPL after losing his grandmother. His selection for the England team in the mega event is under scanner.

Jason Behrendorff

Australia’s premier T20I player of the year- speedster Jason Behrendorff suffered a fractured fibula while training. Subsequently, he was ruled out of the IPL. His recovery time is at least eight weeks. It means his appearance at the T20 World Cup is in doubt.