The ICC T20 World Cup will be played in UAE and the teams are trying different combinations before finalizing the squad. India have a lot of players available and it will not be easy for the selectors to select the final squad.
While Vice-captain Rohit Sharma is a sure starter, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul are the front-runners to occupy the second spot. With Shikhar and Rahul in exceptional form, leaving out one of them would be hard. Former pacer Ajit Agarkar has the same opinion. Considering the current form of KL Rahul, Dhawan will have to make a way for the former.
“It’s a curious case. You almost felt like Rahul & Rohit have overtaken him but Shikhar keeps getting runs. So, he keeps the pressure on those two. Look, he has to get runs. I think he will have to put up scores,” Agarkar said in a virtual press conference.
“As a player, you can only do this much. I don’t know how much of a say the performance in Sri Lanka will have in team selection for T20 World Cup, all he can do is put pressure on the guys ahead of him,” he added. Agarkar further highlighted how good Rahul has been in white-ball cricket lately and hence, the Indian team management would pick him over Dhawan for the global event.
“I feel KL Rahul is ahead of him and Rohit being the vice-captain will pick himself. Although Rahul has had an average series (against England earlier this year), he has been excellent in white-ball cricket. That makes it difficult for Shikhar,” the 43-year-old further maintained.