India in T20 World Cup: Player performances over the years

India in T20 World Cup 2024 will have Rohit Sharma leading the side with Hardik Pandya as his deputy while Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja’s experience will be valuable too.

Yashasvi Jaiswal will be playing in the World Cup for the first time and is expected to open the innings. Among spinners, apart from Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are back together while Axar Patel is another all-rounder in the line-up. The pace attack will be led by none other than Jasprit Bumrah while Mohammed Siraj and Arshdeep Singh will assist him.

Meanwhile, let us have a look at the performance of players of India in T20 World Cup history.

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India in T20 World Cup

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  1. Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is second highest run-scorer for India in T20 World Cup. He has scored 963 runs so far in 36 innings and has played every edition of the mega event since 2007. Rohit has amassed these runs at an average of 34.39 and a strike rate of 127.88 with 35 sixes to his name and nine half-centuries. Rohit will have to lead from the front if India are to repeat their 2007 heroics in this edition.

  1. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has been playing for India in T20 World Cup since 2012 and is the leading run-scorer of the tournament history. In only 25 innings, the man has amassed 1141 runs at an impeccable average of 81.5 and a strike rate of 131.3 with a staggering 14 half-centuries to his name. Kohli’s form will play a huge role in India going deep in the mega event.

  1. Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya has featured for India in T20 World Cups since 2016 and has played 16 matches so far. He has batted in 10 innings only scoring 213 runs at a strike rate of 136.53 with only a solitary half-century to his name. With the ball, Hardik has accounted for 13 wickets in 13 innings with the best figures of 3/30. Hardik’s performance and fitness as an all-rounder might decide India’s fate in the tournament.

  1. Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav has featured for India in T20 World Cup 2021 and 2022. In only nine innings he has batted so far, the man has smashed 281 runs at an average of 56.2 and a strike rate of 181.29 with three fifties. He is the kind of modern-day cricketer India desperately needed all these years and the time has come for him to deliver at the biggest stage yet again.

  1. Rishabh Pant

India’s wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant is making a comeback to international cricket through T20 World Cup 2024. He also featured in the last two editions but has a mediocre record scoring only 87 runs in five innings at an average of 21.75 and a strike rate of 122.53. His return could certainly become a fairytale if Pant helps India lift the trophy on June 28.

  1. Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja has been playing for India in T20 World Cup since 2009. He has played 22 matches thus far but has batted only nine times scoring 95 runs so far at a poor strike rate of 96.93. Being the all-rounder, he has also contributed with the ball and is the second highest wicket-taker for India with 21 wickets to his name at an average of 25.19 and an excellent economy rate of 7.14.

  1. Axar Patel

Axar Patel has played for India in T20 World Cup only once so far a couple of years ago in Australia. In five matches, he could muster nine runs in three innings and picked only three wickets. The all-rounder will be looking to immensely improve his performances in the West Indies and USA this time around if he gets a chance in the playing XI.

  1. Arshdeep Singh 

Left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh played for India in T20 World Cup for the first time in the 2022 edition. He was one of the best bowlers for the side accounting for 10 scalps in six matches while sending down 20 overs. His economy of 7.8 while bowling upfront and at the death is superb and will yet again play a massive role for the team in the upcoming tournament.

  1. Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah first played for India in T20 World Cup back in 2016 but missed the previous edition due to injury. He has so far played 10 matches and picked up 11 wickets at an economy of 6.41 which is absolutely brilliant given the way modern-day cricket is being played. Bumrah will lead India’s pace attack at the World Cup and his bowling at the death will be massively important for India if they are to go deep in the tournament.

Six other players in the squad – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mohammed Siraj, Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson and Yuzvendra Chahal – will be playing for the first time. In fact, Chahal was part of the squad in the World Cup in 2022 but didn’t play a single game. However, it remains to be seen if the leg-spinner gets a chance in the playing XI this time around.

As for Jaiswal, he is expected to open with Rohit Sharma and has sealed his place in the side ahead of Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill. Dube has been picked purely on the basis of his six-hitting skills especially off the spinners and his performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the last two seasons. Kuldeep Yadav is confident as ever with his wrist-spin and has played constantly for India over the last 12 months while Siraj too has been a regular member of the side despite the fact that he has played only 10 matches so far for India in the shortest format.


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