India unveil powerful T20 squad to face USA and Pakistan


The competing nations for the 2024 T20 World Cup have begun to announce their squads.

England, favorites India, South Africa and Afghanistan have revealed the names so far.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ensured India was among the early nations to unveil their squad.

Rohit Sharma will captain India with Hardik Pandya named his deputy. Rishabh Pant’s recovery from a car accident continues as he is also selected. Sanju Samson and Yuzvendra Chahal were the two final names added to those expected.

[England unveil provisional squad]

KL Rahul is the biggest name to miss out.

As well as the names in the squad above, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed and Avesh Khan make the reserve list.

The team will play their first T20 World Cup match on June 5 against Ireland at the Nassau County Cricket Stadium in New York, following which they will face Pakistan on June 9 at the same venue.

They will also play the USA in New York and against Canada in Florida.

Afghanistan too have named their squad:

Ra hmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Ishaq, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan (c), Nangyal Kharoti, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik

Reserves: Sediq Atal, Hazratullah Zazai, Saleem Saf

Please check back for more T20 World Cup coverage on Prost Amerika.

[ICC coverage of India squad release]


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