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Former India batter and commentator Mohammad Kaif shared his Indian squad for the T20 World Cup 2024. The showpiece T20 tournament will be played in the USA and West Indies and is scheduled right after the ongoing IPL 2024.  

Kaif has been extremely vocal through this IPL and made some glaring selections in his World Cup squads. Kaif didn't pick stars like Shubhman Gill, KL Rahul and Rinku Singh. The former middle-order star named the likes of  Shivam Dube,  Riyan Parag and  Yuzvendra Chahal in his side. 

Mohammad Kaif's T20 World Cup squad for India: 

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (WK), Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dube, Riyan  Parag, Mohammed Siraj. 

He is playing exceptionally well : Kaif on  Riyan Parag's selection

Explaining his selections, on the Star Sports show 'Follow the Blues', Kaif talked about how Dube and Parag have done exceptionally well and hence deserve a place in the Indian squad.  “I will go with Shivam Dube. He is in great form and plays spin splendidly. He drives the game very well after six overs. I will take Riyan Parag's name. He is playing exceptionally well and deserves to be in the squad,” Kaif said.

While talking about the selection of Chahal, Kaif said, “If I talk about the squad, you will take one more spinner. I feel you will have to keep Chahal. He brings the option of a leg-spinner. Ashwin went last time. He is not taking that many wickets this time (in the IPL). I believe Chahal is a very good bowler in those conditions where the ball will turn,” the ex-India cricketer reckoned.