Here’s what the T20 World Cup setup in India looks like.
The Indian cricket team has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the T20I format. The Men in Blue dominated the other teams both at home and abroad. Speaking of India’s performance this year, the team has won three T20I series, one at home and two overseas.
Virat Kohli’s men started the year with a 2-0 series win over Sri Lanka. Subsequently, they visited New Zealand and whitened the hosts 5-0 in a historic T20I series triumph. India finished the year with a 2-1 win in the T20I series Australia. Therefore, the Indian side has been in great contact.
Most of the cricket universe expects the Indian cricket team to perform well at the upcoming T20 World Cup at home. The last time India hosted a T20 World Cup, the Men in Blue lost in the semifinals to the West Indies. However, this time around, India has the training to go all the way and lift the trophy.
India has predicted it will play XI for the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup
1. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma was one of the best opening hitters globally in white ball cricket. The right hitter missed the recently concluded T20I series against Australia due to an injury problem. However, he was in fantastic contact during the IPL season in the UAE.
Speaking of numbers in T20I cricket, Rohit Sharma aggregated 2,773 runs in 100 T20I innings. It is only behind skipper Virat Kohli in terms of hitters with the most runs in T20 international cricket. Additionally, Rohit marked four centuries and 21 fifties in this format.
Some fans have even stated that team management should assign Rohit Sharma captain ahead of the T20 World Cup. While Virat Kohli is unlikely to lose his captain, Rohit would certainly be present on the team as a specialist hitter. In addition, he will support Virat in the management team.