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How Yashasvi Jaiswal trumped Shubman Gill in India T20 World Cup squad despite average IPL 2024

How Yashasvi Jaiswal trumped Shubman Gill in India T20 World Cup squad despite average IPL 2024

With Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma at the helm, India boasts a formidable opening combination. Their left-right partnership provides flexibility against various bowling attacks, making them a dangerous duo to face at the T20 World Cup.

While many expected Shubman Gill to secure the other opener’s slot alongside Rohit Sharma for the T20 World Cup, it was Rajasthan Royals‘ Yashasvi Jaiswal who emerged victorious. Here’s why RR Yashasvi Jaiswal pipped Gujarat Titans (GT) skipper Shubman Gill despite a sluggish start to IPL 2024.

IPL 2024 form not sole factor

The BCCI selection committee prioritized recent international performances over raw IPL numbers. While Shubman Gill, the previous season’s (IPL 2023) Orange Cap winner, managed 320 runs in 10 IPL matches, Yashasvi Jaiswal had a modest showing with 249 runs in 9 games.

Yashasvi Jaiswal international exploits

Yashasvi Jaiswal‘s impressive run in international cricket throughout 2023 propelled him into contention. He smashed centuries in both Tests and T20Is, showcasing his ability to dominate across formats.

This left-handed opening combination with Rohit Sharma provided vital balance to the Indian batting line-up.

A Timely Century by RR star

While Yashasvi Jaiswal’s IPL performance initially raised concerns, a well-timed century against Mumbai Indians served as a crucial reminder of his talent.

This impactful innings, coupled with his consistent opening partnership with Rohit Sharma in the lead-up to the World Cup, solidified his place in the squad.

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Record-breaking run earns recognition

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s red-hot form in the Test series against England before the IPL further strengthened his case. He became the fastest Indian to reach 1,000 runs in Tests and notched up two double centuries.

This record-breaking feat, with 260 runs more than Gill in the same series, solidified Jaiswal’s position as India’s preferred left-handed opener.

Rohit Sharma-Yashasvi Jaiswal: Fearsome Opening Partnership

With Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma at the helm, India boasts a formidable opening combination.

Their left-right partnership provides flexibility against various bowling attacks, making them a dangerous duo to face at the T20 World Cup.

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