T20 World Cup: “When you play in West Indies and USA, you will need these players there”- Irfan Pathan


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Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan believes that India will need the experience of senior players Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the 2024 T20 World Cup to be held in West Indies and America in June. Both the players have not played a single T20I match since the 10-wicket defeat against England in the 2022 World Cup semi-final.

Since then, the team management and selection committee have continuously given opportunities to young players in this format. After missing out on winning the title with a crushing defeat in the 2023 ODI World Cup final, the upcoming T20 World Cup is being considered as another important opportunity for Kohli and Rohit to win the ICC trophy.

However, looking at the kind of team with which Team India has played the T20 World Cup since the 2022 World Cup, it is still not certain whether Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will play in the upcoming T20 World Cup or not. However, Irfan Pathan believes that the team management should give a chance to Rohit and Virat in the team for T-20 World 2024.

Playing of Virat and Rohit depends on their fitness – Irfan Pathan

During a conversation on a show on Star Sports, Irfan Pathan said that, “Personally, I would love to see Virat on the field because when we talk about two years ago, he was definitely not in his best form. But the last IPL and T20 was one of the most amazing tournaments for him,

Also, when you are playing in countries like West Indies and USA, no one knows about the pitch there, and here you will need experienced players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma both on and off the field. “

He further said, “Playing of both the players also depends on the team management and their fitness, but I would like to see both of them on the field, especially when Rohit has also changed his form and he is scoring a lot of runs in ODI cricket. Have been.”

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