Updated June 1st, 2024 at 11:23 IST

'Virat can open, Sanju...': Ex-IND pacer fields his ideal line-up for the Men in Blue at T20 WC

Former Team India pacer and former T20 WC winner RP Singh reveals who will be the ideal picks in Team India squad for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 squad.

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Team India will be up for a challenge when they face formidable opponents at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024. It will be critical as Rohit Sharma has this one chance to end the streak and bring an ICC title into the Indian Cricket Team's trophy cabinet. In order to be an effective force, the management and the team need to fill the playing squad with the appropriate players as they play against some of their most formidable foes in the realm of cricket. Ahead of the pivotal clash, a former Team India pacer has revealed on who will be the ideal pick in the Playing XI of the Indian Cricket Team.   

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Former team India pacer predicts who will be fielded in the India Playing squad

Former Team India pacer RP Singh said that the Men in Blue should open with Virat Kohli and should have both wicketkeeper-batters, Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson in the team. Singh positioned Pant at the number five position while keeping Samson at number three. The former cricketer also touched upon Hardik Pandya, saying that the all-rounder will have a giant role in maintaining the balance in the team.

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"According to me, Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant should be in the playing XI. I think Sanju played brilliantly in the IPL 2024, and he can play at the No. 3 spot. Virat can open for India. And on number 5 you can put Rishabh.

Team India players undergo a light training session ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 in New York | Image: X
 

"Hardik's IPL has not gone well and he also knows this, so he is working hard for it. Hardik's bowling is very important for Team India. If Hardik bowls well and swings well then the balance of our team will be created well," RP Singh said to the media during the World Championship of Legends team India Champions' jersey launch.

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Also Read: 'The management should make a place for...': Suresh Raina selects India's standout for T20 World Cup

Fans of the T20 World Cup can anticipate fierce combat amongst some of the top teams in the globe as they battle for the title in just one day. While other teams, like Australia and the West Indies, have been performing well in the warm-ups, the defending champion England will attempt to overcome all the guns. This month's cricket match is sure to provide plenty of action.

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Team India squad for 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 and Mohammed Siraj.

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Travelling Reserves: Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed and Avesh Khan.

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Published June 1st, 2024 at 11:23 IST