Updated May 29th, 2024 at 14:02 IST

T20 World Cup 2024, Team India SWOT Analysis: Strengths & Weaknesses of the Rohit Sharma-led side

Team India SWOT Analysis: Take a look at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for the Rohit Sharma-led side ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024.

Team India | Image:Instagram/@jaspritb1
Advertisement

The Indian Cricket Team is poised to begin their redemption arc, aiming to beat the odds and end their long ICC title drought. It is a critical moment, as the Men in Blue will be vying for the coveted championship. With the first group of players arriving in the United States, they have begun their strength and conditioning regimen. With the preliminary side already announced, veteran and young talents will have the best chance to break their drought. Ahead of the critical competition, take a look at the strengths, weaknesses, possibilities and threats of the Indian Cricket Team.

Also Read: WATCH | Team India sweats it out, Hardik Pandya joins team as they take up training in New York

Advertisement

India in ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024: A thorough analysis of the Rohit Sharma-led Men in Blue

Strengths

A Solid Batting Arsenal: The Indian Cricket Team boasts a solid batting line-up, having the likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, and more. The team has no lack of veteran instincts and experience.

The spin-heavy dominance: The Rohit Sharma-led side has no lack of spin domination with strong picks like Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Jadeja. Given that the Windies pitch has aided spinners and the US pitches also help the spin, it will be vital for India as they start their quest for the trophy.

Advertisement

Weakness

Lack of proper pace attack: While the team boasts a spin-heavy arsenal, the team certainly lacks in terms of pace. With Jasprit Bumrah solely being the in-form bowler. Given that Mohammed Siraj and Arshdeep Singh haven't been very effective, they could falter in pressure situations.

Advertisement

The dearth of an ideal finisher: With Rinku Singh in the traveling reserves, the Indian Cricket Team's 15-man side doesn't have a credible finisher. Most of the veteran batters have been batting up in the order, and their ante has reduced with time.

Also Read: The Last Dance? Final chance for Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma to get India an ICC Trophy after 11 years

Advertisement

Opportunities

Emerging superstars to receive a critical chance: Emerging stars like Shivam Dube and Sanju Samson have a vital chance to display their prowess in the big leagues. Moreover, given his IPL 2024 form, Yuzvendra Chahal has also got the chance to shine after of omission from ICC events.

Advertisement

Threats

The desperation to end the title drought: Team India has had a lot of success in the group stages, but the trouble arrives during the knockout stage as they often choke out at that stage. Moreover, the desperation to finally end the ICC title drought could pressure them to the top extent.

Advertisement

Team India squad for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024

Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj

Advertisement

Travelling Reserves

Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed and Avesh Khan

Advertisement

Published May 29th, 2024 at 14:02 IST