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5 Players Unlikely to Make India's T20 World Cup 2024 Squad

As the T20 World Cup 2024 approaches, there are some players who are unlikely to make it to India's squad. Discover five players who may not be included in the team for the upcoming tournament.

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By Crickified Mohit
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Ishan Kishan during India vs Australia 1st T20I at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam

India's upcoming three-match T20I series against Afghanistan has sparked discussions about the team's composition and the players who were left out. With no other T20I series scheduled before the T20 World Cup in 2024, the absence of certain senior players has raised questions about their chances of making it to the prestigious tournament. Let's take a closer look at five players who were ignored for the Afghanistan series and are now unlikely to be part of India's T20 World Cup 2024 squad.

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1. Yuzvendra Chahal: India's Leading T20I Wicket-Taker

Yuzvendra Chahal, India's leading wicket-taker in T20Is, has been a key player for the team. However, despite his impressive record of dismissing 96 batters, he was not considered for the upcoming series against Afghanistan. Chahal has yet to make an appearance in the T20 World Cup, and his exclusion from the Afghanistan series suggests that his chances of being picked for the 2024 edition are slim.


2. Bhuvneshwar Kumar: A Struggling Comeback

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who led India's bowling attack in the 2022 T20 World Cup, has struggled to make a comeback since November 2022. With the emergence of young talents like Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, and Avesh Khan, it seems highly unlikely that Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be able to secure a place in the team for the T20 World Cup 2024.


3. KL Rahul: Ignored as a Wicketkeeping Option

KL Rahul, like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, has not played a T20I match for India since November 2022. While Sharma and Kohli have made a comeback for the Afghanistan series, Rahul's exclusion indicates that the selectors are not considering him as a potential wicketkeeping option in the shortest format of the game. This leaves his chances of making it to the T20 World Cup squad in doubt.

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4. Shreyas Iyer: The Struggle for Inclusion

Shreyas Iyer, who performed well in the T20I series against Australia and South Africa last year, was not considered for the Afghanistan series. Despite his consistent performances, the presence of Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav, who have solidified their spots in the team after recovering from injuries, makes it difficult for Iyer to find a place in the T20 World Cup 2024 squad.


5. Ishan Kishan: Overlooked in Favor of Sanju Samson

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Ishan Kishan, who did not get a chance to play in the T20I series against South Africa, was also omitted from the squad for the Afghanistan series. Instead, Sanju Samson was preferred. Kishan's absence, coupled with tough competition from Rishabh Pant and Jitesh Sharma, might hinder his chances of making it to the T20 World Cup 2024 squad.

 

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Conclusion

These five players, despite their individual achievements and contributions to the Indian cricket team, face an uphill battle to secure spots in the T20 World Cup 2024 squad. The selectors' decisions for the Afghanistan series indicate that their chances of inclusion are slim. However, cricket is a dynamic sport, and players can always make a comeback with consistent performances and strong displays of skill. Only time will tell if these players can overcome the odds and find a place in India's T20 World Cup 2024 squad.

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