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Why Didn't Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Play After T20 World Cup..." An Ex-BCCI Selector's Thoughtful Analysis on Stars' T20I Return 
Jan 11, 2024 02:57 pm

 The three-match T20I series against Afghanistan is the final T20I match the Indian cricket team will play before the 2024 T20 World Cup, and both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were chosen in the squad. The return of Rohit Sharma to Twenty20 international cricket will be the biggest development in Indian cricket history. The three-match T20I series against Afghanistan is the final T20I match the Indian cricket team will play before the 2024 T20 World Cup, and both he and Virat Kohli were picked in the squad. Rohit Sharma will play in the opening Twenty20 International against Afghanistan, but Virat Kohli will not. Former Chief of Selectors MSK Prasad discussed how to play as a team as effectively as possible against Afghanistan in an interview with Star Sports."I would absolutely prefer to have the best possible team," he declared. The rationale is that there are just three more T20 matches until the IPL and the real T20 format begin. However, I believe I would unquestionably start our key players in this Twenty20 match in place of the injured guys. Remember that Afghanistan is fiercely competitive and will exert all necessary pressure."Speaking on the addition of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to the team, MSK Prasad stated: "I do understand that Rohit and Virat were given a bit of rest after the South Africa tour." After such a major event as the ODI World Cup, I believe that was necessary. That was the kind of break they needed. The kids have done fairly well, thank goodness, and had a healthy vacation. See, in my view, Virat and Rohit should begin playing in this series since there is no doubt in their minds that they will participate in the T20 World Cup.""It begs the question, why did they not play after the last T20 World Cup?" he continued. They chose not to play because we wanted to concentrate mostly on ODIs as we approached the ODI World Cup. For this reason, they extended an opportunity to other young people who could have been considering the T20 World Cup. That's fantastic that they both did, and even the team management and selections got it right. Since the ODI World Cup is approaching, it is best to concentrate on the ODIs, and the WTC was held as well. They were thus concentrating on ODI and Test cricket. They ought to be back in action now that the T20 is quickly approaching."The final T20 World Cup squad may include players like Virat, Rohit, Shami, Bumrah, Siraj, Jadeja, and Hardik, according to MSK Prasad. "Aside from those names, there are a few places where I feel players like Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson. If KL Rahul is keeping wickets, who is your second keeper? And supposing Rishabh Pant is well? Say Ishan Kishan is prepared.You can only listen to the newest music on"What is the order in which we should pick him, if at all? Therefore, I don't believe that someone at the top of the sequence is necessary. All of these characteristics will undoubtedly be taken into consideration if Sanju puts his hat into the selection process, as we needed someone in the middle order."For someone like Shubman Gill or Yashasvi Jaiswal—who is well-established—form will undoubtedly play a role, but there are still a few spots that will rely on how well they perform in the IPL. Therefore, it's crucial that they continue ringing the bell to give the selectors a headache."