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Updated January 7th, 2024 at 21:34 IST

Will Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma play T20 World Cup 2024? BCCI clears the air with squad reveal

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma last featured in a T20I match in November 2022 during the T20 World Cup semifinal against England in Australia.

Vishal Tiwari
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli | Image:PTI
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The BCCI's selection committee has unveiled the squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Afghanistan on Sunday. Both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been included in the squad with the latter being appointed captain of the side. Kohli and Rohit have returned to India's T20I side for the first time since the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. 

3 things you need to know

  • The BCCI announced a 16-member T20I squad for the Afghanistan series
  • Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have made their way back to the T20I side
  • Both players will most likely be available for the T20 World Cup 2024

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Will Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma play in T20 World Cup 2024?

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma last featured in a T20I match in November 2022 during the T20 World Cup semifinal against England in Australia, after which they focused on the 50-over format due to the 2023 ODI World Cup. Despite expectations of their T20I comeback against Australia and South Africa, they missed both series, leading to doubts about their participation in the T20 World Cup 2024.

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However, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma's inclusion in the T20I squad for the Afghanistan series has cleared all speculations around their selection for the upcoming World Cup, scheduled to be co-hosted by the West Indies and the USA. Rohit Sharma will most likely captain the side in the competition. He recently helped India reach the final of the ODI World Cup 2023. 

India’s Squad for 3 T20Is against Afghanistan: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar

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Published January 7th, 2024 at 21:34 IST

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