Team India have announced their squad for the 3-match T20I series against Afghanistan. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are back in the side for the shortest format of the game after 14 months. There were speculations before the announcement as if the two stars would be a part of the team or not in the T20 World Cup 2024 later this year. Dismissing all the rumours the stalwarts have returned to the side.
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly believes Rohit and Kohli will lead the Men In Blue's batting department in the major event. The USA and the West Indies will co-host the 2024 World T20 in June. Kohli and Rohit have not played a T20I since the World Cup quarterfinal against England in 2022.
Ganguly had previously predicted that both the players will be named to India's T20I World Cup squad. The former India cricketer also stated that Rohit will lead the team, dismissing the rumours about whether Hardik Pandya should take over the job if the 36-year-old misses the event. The squad was announced on Sunday for the Afghan series and it will be the last series before the T20 World Cup.
Of course Rohit should captain the team in the T20I World Cup: Rohit Sharma
Ganguly stated, "Of course Rohit should captain the team in the T20I World Cup. Virat Kohli also should be there. Virat Kohli is an outstanding player, nothing will happen (even if they are coming back to T20 fold after a long gap). He has played well in the second Test, it's just the start of his career. He will get enough opportunities."
"People say a lot of things after losing one match, India are a strong side. But look at the way they have played. They won the ODI series, drew both the Test and T20I series." Ganguly is impressed with Yashasvi Jaiswal's outing in the two-Test series in South Africa and said the young opener will get enough opportunities in future.