5 Indian Players Who Are Frontrunners To Play Their First 20-20 World Cup In 2024

By Daniel S

November 13, 2022

Team India’s journey in the 20-20 World Cup 2022 got ended on 10 November. They lost against England in Adelaide by 10 wickets. All Indian fans were in shock after that humiliating loss. Everyone was expecting to see them get qualified for the final against Pakistan. But, Rohit Sharma and his men failed to do so.

Now, fans and former cricketers are raising their voices that many players need to hang up their boots in the shortest format of the game for India. Even, selectors have chosen some new faces for India’s upcoming tours in New Zealand and Bangladesh. So, there are some players who might be favourites to play their first-ever 20-20 World Cup in 2024.  

Here are five players who might play their first 20-20 World Cup for team India in 2024: 

1. Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill (Image Source: Twitter)

This batter will be a crucial part of team India in T20Is. In the last edition of the Indian T20 League, Shubman Gill scored 483 runs in 16 matches for his Gujarat franchise. Gill was instrumental to help Gujarat to win the league at their first attempt only. Now, for the upcoming New Zealand tour, selectors have chosen the batter for both the ODIs and T20Is. However, he missed the squad for the ODIs in Bangladesh.

In 2022, he was the man of the series in both the ODI series in Zimbabwe and the West Indies. Recently, he also smashed 126 runs off 55 balls for Punjab against Karnataka in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In this tournament, Gill scored 260 runs in six innings, at an average of 52. So, he might be one of the favourites to play his first-ever 20-20 World Cup in 2024.