“Not Him Against Virat Kohli”: England Great On Star Who Can Miss Out On T20 World Cup 2024 Spot

Indian cricket team star batter Virat Kohli© AFP

There has been a lot of speculation regarding India’s squad for the T20 World Cup 2024 with the selectors closely observing the performances of various cricketers in the ongoing IPL 2024. There is a section of the fanbase that feels Virat Kohli can be a good opening partner for Rohit Sharma in the competition. As a result, there is only one more opening slot available in the team with Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal being the top contenders. Former England skipper Eoin Morgan was asked for his pick and he had a straightforward choice considering the two players’ current form.

“Shubman Gill’s a magnificent player and highly regarded, not just here, but around the world, for me has to be a contender to be on the plane, let alone get in that strongest XI and when it comes to contending for batting positions, in that six or seven batters that they might take given the all-rounders that they have, it does come up to probably him or Yashasvi Jaiswal. And not a case of him against Virat Kohli. For me, Virat Kohli is there already,” he said on Jio Cinema.

“So I mean, he’s doing everything he can. He’s managing his own game. He’s recognising the responsibilities as captain and also the fact that they’re two separate entities. I think that will help him learn more as a captain, moving forward and also aid his game as well. So for me, he’s in contention with Yashasvi,” he added.

Gill has enjoyed a solid run of form in IPL 2024 with 263 runs from 7 matches. On the other hand, Jaiswal has found it extremely tough and despite getting a couple of good starts, he has managed to score just 121 runs in 7 matches – a performance that may not be to the liking of the national selectors.

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