IND vs IRE: Rohit Sharma snubbed as Michael Vaughan and Adam Gilchrist predict T20 World Cup 2024 top scorer

Michael Vaughan, Adam Gilchrist

Former England captain Michael Vaughan and former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist have revealed their predictions for the leading run-scorer in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

The ninth edition of the T20 World Cup began on Sunday (June 2). The tournament is played in the Caribbean and the United States of America. On the first day of competition, both co-hosts won their first matches. While the United States thrashed Canada by seven wickets, the West Indies recorded a hard-fought victory over Papua New Guinea.

On the second day, Namibia and Oman played a thriller before the former won the contest by a super over. Later that day, South Africa inflicted a heavy six-wicket defeat on 2014 champions Sri Lanka after bowling them out for just 77 runs.

Adam Gilchrist and Michael Vaughan’s prediction:

With the T20 World Cup underway, Michael Vaughn and Adam Gilchrist have been busy making predictions about the competitions. They also recently predicted the finalists of the tournament. While Michael Vaughan predicted a final between England and Australia, Gilchrist predicted a final between Australia and New Zealand.

For the leading run-scorer, Vaughan chose Indian superstar Virat Kohli while speaking on the Prairie Fire Club Podcast. The former India captain is in impressive form at the moment and recently had a brilliant campaign in the IPL. He finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer, scoring 741 runs with the help of a century and five fifties. Kohli was also the leading run-scorer in the last edition of the T20 World Cup.

On the other hand, Gilchrist picked his compatriot David Warner, backing the veteran opener to enjoy one last hurray in the T20 World Cup. Warner has already retired from Tests and ODIs and he is also likely to retire from T20Is after the World Cup.

Warner had a poor campaign in this year’s IPL where he scored just 168 runs in 8 games and will look to bounce back in the T20 World Cup. He scored fifty in the warm-up match against Namibia and hopes to give good results with the bat in the main tournament as well.