The ICC T20 World Cup is about to begin from October 17 and India vs Pakistan Super 12s Group 2 game will be played on October 24 in Dubai.
In 2021, the first round of the tournament will see eight teams in two groups â€” the top two teams in either group move to the Super 12 stage. Host Oman, Bangladesh, Scotland, and Papua New Guinea are in Group A. Former champion Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Ireland, Namibia are in Group B.
Ahead of the mega sport event, here’s a look at 5 Indian players to watch out for:
While Kohli has already announced to stepped down as Indiaâ€™s T20 Captain after the World Cup, this makes the tournament even more important. As a captain, Kohli is yet to win a World Cup title and this is the only last chance to change that record. Kohli is in good form with the bat.
He has further confirmed that he will open the batting along with Rohit Sharma. This gives him enough time to score runs and help India set defendable targets.
Ravindra Jadeja has always given a stellar performances on field be it in batting on in fielding. He can be entrusted with the role of a finisher in the T20 World Cup. His recent form in the IPL gives the team all the more belief to trust him to perform in that role. His contribution and form will be massive for the Indian team.
After Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma is likely to take over as Indiaâ€™s T20I captain. In the 2019 World Cup, he had a good time with the bat and so he may replicate his form in this mega event. Talking about the current IPL season, Rohit finished the season with 381 runs from 13 games.
In the ICC T20 World Cup event, Bumrah will lead Indiaâ€™s pace attack just like what he did in IPL. A similar season in the ICC T20 World Cup would certainly boost Indiaâ€™s chances to win the title.
Bumrah has been the go-to bowler for Kohli at the international level and Rohit at the IPL level. In the last few years, he has grown into a much matured bowler.
Rahul is at the peak of his powers across all formats, so it is imperative for the team to utilise him in the game to make score. He was in his stupendous form in the IPL yet again. Given the kind of form he is, he is expected to play a massive role for India in the batting department.
He has been one of the most consistent batsmen in the shortest format and has an outstanding record for India as well.