Virat Kohli Likely To Be Dropped From Team India For T20 World Cup 2024, Claims Report

Virat Kohli Likely To Be Dropped From Team India For T20 World Cup 2024, Claims Report

The selection committee feels that Kohli's batting won't be suited to the slow pitch and conditions in the Caribbean which is why he is likely to be dropped from the Indian team.

Rohan SenUpdated: Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 04:57 PM IST
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Indian skipper Virat Kohli | Twitter

Former India captain Virat Kohli is unlikely to be a part of the national squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies and USA, according to 'The Telegraph'.

The report further claims that the selection committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) feels that Kohli's batting won't be suited to the slow pitch and conditions in the Caribbean which is why he could be dropped from the Indian team.

BCCI staying away from selection matters

The national selectors and the team management are reportedly ready to take some harsh decisions ahead of the T20 World Cup. The BCCI doesn’t want to get involved in this and has left it to the selection committee and the team management to take a call.

“It remains a very delicate matter and not many are willing to get involved,” the report stated.

Virat Kohli averaging over 51 in T20Is

But it is hard to believe that the selectors would take such a big call on Kohli's future in the shortest format because he averages over 51 in T20Is with an impressive strike rate of nearly 140. Kohli has amassed 4037 runs from 117 T20Is with 1 hundred and 37 fifties.

It seems as if the BCCI is focussing on the future stars and will give them more opportunities to showcase themselves at the international stage from now on.

Kohli hasn't played any cricket since playing the final two home T20Is against Afghanistan in January this year. He skipped the Test series against England in February-March due to the birth of his second child.

Kohli and Anushka blessed with a baby boy

Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma welcomed a baby boy on February 15th and decided to name him Akaay.

The 35-year-old will return to action in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 where he will be playing under Faf du Plessis at the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

RCB will kickstart IPL 2024 with their opening match against defending champions Chennai Super Kings. Kohli will face his former India captain MS Dhoni at the MA Chidambaram stadium on March 22.

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