Predicting India's 15-man squad for the 2021 T20 World Cup

Predicting India’s 15-man squad for the 2021 T20 World Cup

These 15 Indian players have a good chance of making it to the T20 World Cup squad.

Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah
Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

India’s tour of Australia in 2020 will start the countdown for the T20 World Cup to be held in India in 2021. The Indian players will also have another IPL season to prove their worth to the selection committee and secure a berth in the squad for the multi-nation tournament.

The only time India won the T20 World Cup was way back in the year 2007, under the leadership of the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni. With the World Cup scheduled to take place at home, this would be a very good chance for the ‘Men in Blue’ to win the coveted title in front of their home crowd. Also, the last time India played the T20 World Cup at home, they were eliminated in the semi-final stage by a spirited Caribbean side.

With the T20 World Cup less than a year away, let us have a look at the probable 15-man Indian squad for the tournament.

1. Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

He is the man who has scored the most hundreds in T20Is. He stands second in the list of batsmen with the most runs in T20Is. When Rohit Sharma is at his menacing best, no bowling attack appears intimidating, and no opposition captain can be at peace.

Rohit has scored 2773 runs at an average of 32.62 and has scored them at a strike rate of close to 140 in T20Is. The ‘Hitman’ has also scored 21 fifties in the shortest format of the game. The Mumbai Indians skipper is also a gladiator in IPL cricket. Rohit has scored 5230 runs in the IPL and stands fourth in the list of batsmen with the most runs in the cash-rich league. He has also scored 39 fifties in IPL cricket.

With an imposing record in the shortest format of the game, and with an ability to tear apart any bowling attack, Rohit would walk into the Indian side as the opener.