Virat Kohli will not be selected in India’s T20 World Cup squad even if he performs well in IPL 2024, BCCI sources claim

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Performance in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season will not be the main criterion for selection in IndiaThe squad for this year’s T20 World Cup, according to reports. The much-awaited ICC event is scheduled to be played from June 1, right after the conclusion of IPL 2024. Unsurprisingly, many believe that the selectors could select the players based on their performance in the 17th season. of the IPL.

Over the years, several players have been seen breaking into the Indian team after impressing in the IPL. However, the Ajit Agarkar-led selection panel is unlikely to take that route for the all-important T20 World Cup. The selectors have reportedly already selected the team for the mega event and are unlikely to modify their IPL-based plans too much.

“The IPL will be important, but it will not be the main selection criterion for the T20 World Cup. the selectors We have more or less scored a team. IPL won’t change much unless there is a breakthrough performance or a drastic drop in form,” The source was cited by Hindustan Times.

Big blow to Virat Kohli’s T20 World Cup aspirations:

The fact that the IPL is not the main selection criterion could be a big blow for Virat Kohli, whose place in the squad for the T20 World Cup is in doubt. According to recent reports, the selectors are not willing to include the former Indian captain in the World Cup squad.

The reason is that Kohli failed to cope with the team’s needs in the shortest format. He returned to the T20I team in January this year after an absence of over a year. The selectors had reportedly spoken to him ahead of the T20I series against Afghanistan and had asked him to shift his focus to the shorter format of the game.

Kohli duly delivered and tried to play aggressively from the start but failed to score much, posting scores of 29 and 0. The former India captain needs to have a remarkable campaign in the upcoming IPL or he could be dropped from the squad for the World Cup. T20.