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From Virat Kohli to Sanju Samson: IPL 2024 is an audition for T20 World Cup for these 7 players

From Virat Kohli to Sanju Samson: IPL 2024 is an audition for T20 World Cup for these 7 players

For seven prominent players, IPL 2024 represents a vital audition for the global tournament set to take place in the USA and West Indies.

As the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 approaches, the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) takes on added significance, serving as a crucial platform for players to secure spots in their national teams.

The importance of a good season in the IPL means players will have a chance at T20 World Cup selection. From India Cricket Team to Australia Cricket Team, all boards will have their eye glued on Indian Premier League to confirm their T20 World Cup squad.

For seven prominent players, IPL 2024 represents a vital audition for the global tournament set to take place in the USA and West Indies. Here’s a detailed analysis of their prospects:

Virat Kohli: The Indispensable Leader

Despite recent speculation surrounding his form and place in the squad, Virat Kohli‘s role in the Indian T20 setup remains paramount.

Virat Kohli’s impeccable record as a chase-master and his ability to anchor innings make him an invaluable asset. While his T20 trophy cabinet lacks lustre, his unmatched impact on the game cannot be overstated. And that is what Virat Kohli will aim to prove with Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

Sanju Samson: Tale of Flair and Inconsistency

Sanju Samson‘s aggressive batting style has earned him praise, yet consistency eludes him.

As captain of the Rajasthan Royals, he showcased his flair in the IPL but needs to translate it into a consistent international performance to secure his spot in the T20 World Cup squad.

Samson will be fighting for the much coveted WK-batter spot in the Indian Team. And to prove his worth, the RR captain will need to prove his worth with impactful knocks in lower order.

Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer: Facing Uphill Battles

Both Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer face uphill battles to secure their places in the T20 World Cup squad. Despite their undeniable talent, their omission from BCCI central contracts reflects the selectors’ concerns.

While Kishan’s prowess as a top-order batter for Mumbai Indians could earn him consideration, Iyer’s leadership at Kolkata Knight Riders may not suffice given the fierce competition for spots.

Rishabh Pant: A Return to Prominence

Rishabh Pant’s explosive batting and wicketkeeping skills make him a compelling candidate for the T20 World Cup. Despite a prolonged injury layoff, Pant’s potential return promises to add depth to India’s middle order, provided he can prove his fitness and form in the IPL.

Rishabh Pant is undeniably the no.1 choice of the BCCI selectors for a WK-batter in the India Cricket Team. But the Delhi Capitals will need to produce crunch numbers and showcase his match fitness to the world and his fans.

Cameron Green: Australia’s Rising Star

Aussie cricket selector’s eyeing Cameron Green for the T20 World Cup. Though he’s been focusing on red-ball cricket lately, his performance in the upcoming IPL for Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) will be crucial for selection.

Cameron Green impressed with his batting at the top order in 2022 but hasn’t played much since.

KL Rahul: The Versatile Leader

As the captain of Lucknow Super Giants, KL Rahul‘s return from injury presents a significant storyline in IPL 2024. Rahul’s versatility, both as an opener and a middle-order batter, offers the Indian team management flexibility in team selection for the T20 World Cup.

As the IPL unfolds, the performances of these players will be closely scrutinised, with national selectors and team management assessing their readiness for the ultimate challenge on the global stage.

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