Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

T20 World Cup 2024 is just round the corner and the selection of the Indian team is imminent. While veteran batsman Rohit Sharma is set to lead the team, promising batter Yashasvi Jaiswal is likely to secure his place as Rohit’s opening partner following his impressive century against Mumbai Indians (MI).  

Star batsman Virat Kohli is expected to bat at number three, showcasing good form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) despite facing criticism by several fans and experts over his strike rate.

The top-order seems to be settled. However, there remains uncertainty surrounding whether Gujarat Titans (GT) captain Shubman Gill will be included in the squad for the tournament to be held in the West Indies and US.

In a recent interaction, Gill expressed his desire to represent India in the forthcoming T20 World Cup. As per him, the selectors should not overlook him despite a recent dip in form during the current season. He pointed out his impressive performance of scoring over 900 runs in the previous edition as evidence of his capabilities.

“Every player dreams of representing his country in World Cup. I was diagnosed with dengue early in ODI World Cup 2023. I came back to the team and played. I learned a lot during the tournament, especially in India. It is a dream for me to represent India on the biggest stage in T20 World Cup. When it comes to my selection, if I don’t get a chance despite scoring more than 900 runs in last season then I can do only one thing. I’ll cheer for the players who make it into the team and wish them all the best,” said Gill.