T20 World Cup 2024: Rohit Sharma to Captain India's 15-Member Squad with Hardik Pandya as Vice-Captain
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Hardik Pandya, an all-round player, will be Rohit's deputy in the main event.
Indian cricket should not give Hardik Pandya so much priority: Insights from Irfan Pathan
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Expressing his views on the Star Sports Press Room Show, Ticket to World Cup, Pathan stressed that Indian cricket should reconsider the prominence given to Pandya, especially in light of the nation's failure to secure a World Cup victory. He highlighted the disparity between being perceived as a primary all-rounder and actually delivering impactful performances at the international level. According to Pathan, Pandya has yet to make a significant mark on the international stage, despite being recognized for his potential.
Ganguly Advocates Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli as India's T20 World Cup Opening Pair
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While Rohit has been designated as India’s skipper for the prestigious event, the question remains regarding his opening partner. Kohli, currently leading the run charts in IPL 2024 with a stellar performance for Royal Challengers Bengaluru as an opener, emerges as a strong contender. On the other hand, Yashasvi Jaiswal, despite facing a lean phase with Rajasthan Royals, has displayed glimpses of brilliance, including a notable half-century against Mumbai Indians.
'Ben Stokes skipping Men’s T20 World Cup not a massive surprise' Michael Atherton on Ben Stokes
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"It's not a major shock, considering he postponed his surgery for the 50-over World Cup. He would have undoubtedly been selected. His priority is reclaiming his all-rounder role in the Test team, especially with England's crucial 2025 schedule against India and Australia," remarked Atherton on the Sky Sports Cricket Podcast.
Revival Discussions: Champions League T20 on the Horizon for India, Australia, and England Cricket Boards
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The last CLT20 edition took place in 2014 in India, with Chennai Super Kings emerging victorious over Kolkata Knight Riders in the final showdown held in Bengaluru. The tournament featured a mix of teams from India, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, the West Indies, and New Zealand.
It's my duty to back captain Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi Stands Firm Behind Babar Azam
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Afridi had a brief stint as the captain during a T20I series against New Zealand before the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) opted to restore Babar Azam as the captain for both T20Is and ODIs. This decision came after Azam had previously stepped down from captaincy following Pakistan's failure to advance to the knockout stages in the 50-over World Cup last year. Meanwhile, Shan Masood will continue to lead the Test side for Pakistan.
Kohli: My name these days is attached to just promoting T20 cricket but I've still got it
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Returning after a two-month hiatus following the birth of his second child, Kohli displayed his dominance with a commanding 77 off 49 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Punjab Kings, earning him the well-deserved Player of the Match accolade.
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