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T20 World Cup 2024: The race behind the stumps!

Updated on: 26 April,2024 12:52 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Sujay Shivalkar | sujay.shivalkar@mid-day.com

Lucknow Super Giants' captain KL Rahul can be one of the most debatable choices for the slot of India's wicketkeeper-batsman for the T20 World Cup 2024. The global showpiece is set to kick start in June. Rohit Sharma will be leading the Indian squad in the T20 World Cup 2024 The "Men in Blue" will begin their campaign against Ireland on June 5

T20 World Cup 2024: The race behind the stumps!

Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan and Dinesh Karthik (Pic: AFP)

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As the Indian wicketkeeper-batsmen are displaying an extraordinary show in the IPL 2024 with the willow as well as big gloves, the question that arises is who will board the flight for the T20 World Cup 2024? The global showpiece is set to kick start in June.


Lucknow Super Giants' captain KL Rahul can be one of the most debatable choices for the slot of India's wicketkeeper-batsman for the T20 World Cup 2024. KL's form in the cash-rich league's 2024 edition is quite decent. So far, in eight matches, he has scored 302 runs with a highest score of 82 runs. LSG skipper is also seen taking correct DRS calls during the matches. KL Rahul also has the ability to shift gears according to the T20 conditions. Keeping in view, the West Indies track, KL is likely ahead of the other keepers in the Indian squad.


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Returning from a near-to-death accident, Rishabh Pant is also among the talk for the T20 World Cup 2024 slot. Previously, the concern was related to his fitness, but as time passed, Pant seemed to be quite promising with his glovework. So far, featuring in nine IPL matches, the left-hander has accumulated 342 runs and has been batting well down the order.

Sanju Samson is another contender for the T20 World Cup 2024. The right-hander has been displaying impressive strokes as he has registered 314 runs in eight IPL 2024 matches. His footwork against the spinner in the IPL 2024 has impressed everyone.

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Dinesh Karthik, an absolute match-winner has gained the limelight during Royal Challengers Bengaluru's IPL 2024 matches. Despite, RCB having ups and downs in their campaign, Karthik has been a consistent performer with his willow. His match-winning abilities put him in the place where the position of regular keeper can be questioned. Coming down the order, Karthik can be a useful option to give the opposition the final touches.

Ishan Kishan's form after a few matches has seen an unexpected dig. In eight IPL 2024, the left-hander has managed to score 192 runs. Donning big gloves, Kishan has showcased decent performances if compared to the above four contenders.

Rohit Sharma will be leading the Indian squad in the T20 World Cup 2024. The squad is expected to be announced by the end of this month. The "Men in Blue" will begin their campaign against Ireland on June 5. The mega clash of cricket, India vs Pakistan is set to be played on June 9.

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