Who Will Wear The Gloves? Wicketkeeper Battle Heats Up For T20 World Cup!

Sangeeta Viswas
1 month ago

ICC T20 World Cup 2024: Who Will Wear The Gloves? Wicketkeeper Battle Heats Up For T20 World Cup! The T20 World Cup is just around the corner, with the USA and West Indies co-hosting the show. The Indian team selection is on the horizon, with selectors expected to meet on April 27-28th. But there’s one spot causing major headaches – wicketkeeper!

Six Strong Contenders in a Tight Race!

With the World Cup approaching, a fierce battle is brewing among a whopping six wicketkeepers vying for that coveted spot. Let’s meet the contenders and see how they’ve been performing in the ongoing IPL 2024:

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1. Rishabh Pant (Delhi Capitals):

The experienced Pant is a frontrunner. He’s been in decent form, scoring 210 runs in 7 matches with an average of 35 and a strike rate of over 156, including 2 fifties.

2. KL Rahul (Lucknow Super Giants):

The current Indian vice-captain and opening batsman, Rahul, is also a strong contender. He’s been consistent with the bat, scoring 286 runs in 7 matches with an average of 40 and a strike rate of over 143, including 2 fifties.

3. Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals):

Known for his aggressive batting, the explosive Sanju Samson has been on fire! He’s amassed 276 runs in just 7 matches with a mind-blowing average of 55 and a strike rate of over 155, with 3 fifties to his name.

4. Dinesh Karthik (Royal Challengers Bangalore):

The evergreen Dinesh Karthik has surprised everyone with his explosive batting this season. Averaging a whopping 75 and a strike rate of over 205 in just 6 innings, he’s slammed 226 runs and even expressed his desire to play in the World Cup.

5. Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians):

The young Ishan Kishan is finally finding his rhythm, providing crucial starts for Mumbai Indians. He’s scored 192 runs in 7 matches.

6. Jitesh Sharma (Punjab Kings):

Jitesh Sharma, known for his wicketkeeping skills, is also in the mix. He’s scored 115 runs in 7 matches, but his highest score is just 29.

So, who will get the nod to wear the gloves for India?

This is a tough call for the selectors. Experience vs. explosiveness? Who will best suit the team’s strategy and the conditions in the USA and the West Indies?

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Let us know in the comments who YOU think should be India’s wicketkeeper at the T20 World Cup!

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