Aakash Chopra expects Rohit Sharma to captain India in the 2024 T20 World Cup
By SMCS - Nov 30, 2023 2:00 pm
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Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra expects Rohit Sharma to lead Team India in next year’s T20 World Cup after the entire coaching staff, including head coach Rahul Dravid, were given a contract extension as well. Rohit and Dravid were at the helm at last year’s T20 World Cup, where they were knocked out in the semifinals as well. However, the duo led the team to 10 consecutive victories in the recently concluded ODI World Cup as well, although they fell short at the final hurdle against Australia too.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said: “He (Rohit) might go as the captain and I feel he will go now. When you have kept Rahul based on continuity, how will you ask Rohit Sharma to go somewhere else? According to me, Rohit is going to be the captain in the T20 World Cup as well. If he is in slightly good form in the IPL, which I feel will be the case this time, he will play with a little freedom, Rohit Sharma will be our captain. You will see Virat Kohli only playing at No. 3.”

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However, Rohit Sharma was at his best in the 2023 ODI World Cup, hitting 597 runs in 11 innings at an excellent strike rate of 125.94. On the other hand, he didn’t have a great run in IPL 2023, scoring 332 runs in 16 innings at a poor average of 20.75.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma

“You might see a different opening partner for Rohit Sharma, but I don’t who that will be. Your core is not going to change. You will see an almost identical squad that played in the 2022 T20 World Cup. It will play in 2024 as well,” Aakash Chopra concluded. “How they will play is a big issue but I don’t think a lot of things are going to change because the indications are in front of us that they don’t want to change. That is the recency bias. You played a good World Cup and Asia Cup.”