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Sanjay Manjrekar excludes Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya from India squad for T20 World Cup 2024

Sanjay Manjrekar excludes Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya from India squad for T20 World Cup 2024

Other players that are missing from Manjrekar's list are Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh and Shivam Dube.

Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar on Friday picked a somewhat controversial India squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. Manjrekar, is known for his unabashed opinion on social media. In a team selection episode with Star Sports, left out a number of probables including Virat Kohli, Rinku Singh, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya and Shubman Gill.

Team selection looms large

There have been a lot of speculation about the players that will board the plane to the USA and the West Indies come June. While different experts have different permutations and combinations in mind regarding the team, ultimately it is going to be the Indian selectors who will have the final say regarding the selection of the Indian team.

Stars left out

Sanjay Manjrekar on Friday picked a team that saw him exclude many stars that are firmly in the reckoning for a WC spot. Among the stars missing from Manjrekar’s team is Virat Kohli. Kohli has been in fine form this IPL, and is the Orange Cap holder with 430 runs in 9 matches. Other stars to Manjrekar has excluded are Shivam Dube, Rinku Singh, Hardik Pandya and Shubman Gill.

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Here is the squad Manjrekar has picked:

Batter: Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav.

Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, KL Rahul.

All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya.

Pacers: Harshit Rana, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Yadav, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj.

Spinners: Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav.

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