'Whether he ranks one run or no runs in IPL,'
Sunil Gavaskar rallies behind India superstars to stake claim for World Cup spot
Sunil Gavaskar feels the India megastar can be characteristic within the World Cup squad without scoring runs at IPL 2024.
With the auditioning of children in complete swing, mythical Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has handpicked an India star who he believes will stroll instantly into the big name-studded squad for the ICC World Cup T20 subsequent year. After the success of the five-fit T20I collection in opposition to Australia, Suryakumar Yadav's India formally kicked off its ICC T20 World Cup arrangements with the second T20I against hosts South Africa on Tuesday.
India's collection opener became washed out using rain in Durban, leaving the Men in Blue with only 5 T20I suits within the lead as much as next year's ICC World T20. Returning opener Shubman Gill, vice-captain Ravindra Jadeja, skipper Suryakumar Yadav, and finisher Rinku Singh were the most effective certainties inside the beginning eleven for the second T20I in opposition to South Africa. Jadeja, Gill, Suryakumar, and Rinku are frontrunners who will join seasoned campaigners in India's squad for the following ICC occasion in the shortest layout.
Speaking to Star Sports at some point in the 3-hour series between India and South Africa, batting legend Gavaskar sponsored comeback man Rishabh Pant to stake a declaration for a place in the World Cup squad of the Men in Blue. Wicketkeeper-batter Pant missed the whole 2023 season after maintaining a couple of injuries in a tragic vehicle crash last year. Per the ultra-modern developments, Pant will return to the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2024. Pant is set to guide the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the IPL in 2024.
'One of my first choices if I had been selector': Gavaskar on 'impact participant' Pant
"Yeah, he (Pant) walks lower back into the team. He's an effective player. He indicates his fitness in the IPL. The IPL is in 4 months. He plays in the IPL. Whatever he does at the IPL. He walks into the crew if he plays the whole IPL without any damage setbacks. I suppose he is a sport-changer if he ranks one or no runs in the IPL. He could be one of the first couple of selections if I had been a selector," Gavaskar stated.
333 gamers to move under the hammer at IPL 2024 public sale
The upcoming version of the Indian Premier League will function as a first-rate preparatory match for the 2024 T20 World Cup. As many as 333 gamers were shortlisted for the IPL 2024 auction in Dubai. Pant was earlier retained by the 2020 runners-up for the 2024 season of the cash-rich league. The Delhi-primarily based franchise has also re-signed David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Anrich Nortje, and Lungi Ngidi for IPL 2024. DC has INR 28.95 crore in its purse for the mini-public sale.