The ICC T20 World Cup is scheduled to kick off in October this year. India have been experimenting with their squad in the series against South Africa, but still haven’t managed to find a winning combination yet. They’re fielding a relatively inexperienced squad with top guns ROhit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah rested, while KL Rahul, appointed to lead, had to pull out just before the tournament with injury.
Gautam Gambhir, former India batter and legendary World Cup winner, has named the top three batters he would like to see for the T20 World Cup. He backed skipper Rohit Sharma and form-batter Ishan Kishan to open, while slotting Suryakumar Yadav in at number three. The most notable exclusion from the squad is KL Rahul, who just finished a highly prolific IPL season as the tournament’s second highest run-getter.
While Virat Kohli didn’t make the cut either, it’s still comprehensible considering the maestro is in the worst form of his life. Gambhir, the head coach of Lucknow Super Giants, was visibibly disappointed with Rahul after his performance in the IPL Eliminator that their side played against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In a chase of 207, KL Rahul scored 79 off 58 balls at a strike-rate of 136. He batted at around 8 r.p.o when their knockout chase required over 10. LSG lost the eliminator by 14 runs.