Rohit Sharma

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India Secretary Jay Shah confirmed Indian batting great Rohit Sharma as Team India captain for the upcoming T20I World Cup in the USA and the West Indies. From Australia, the marquee T20I trophy travels to North America for the tournament's 10th edition. In the previous T20I World Cup in 2022, eventual champions England eliminated the Men in Blue after a dominant 10-wicket win in the semi-final.

Since that defeat, the Indian team, under Rohit Sharma, has dominated world cricket but has failed to major ICC trophies. In 2023, India lost to Australia in the World Test Championship and the ODI World Cup final, extending the Men in Blue's ICC trophy draught.

Under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, ham Bharat ka jhanda gaadenge: Shah

Jay Shah, speaking at the Niranjan Shah Stadium event in Rajkot, confirmed that Rohit Sharma will lead Team India in the upcoming T20 World Cup and the Men in Blue shall lift the trophy in  Barbados. Shah said,  "In 2023 (final) at Ahmedabad, even though we did not win the World Cup after 10 straight wins, we won hearts. I want to promise you that in 2024 (T20 World Cup) in Barbados (venue for the final), under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, ham Bharat ka jhanda gaadenge (we will hoist the Indian flag)." 

T20 World Cup 2024: India to face Pakistan on June 9

India has been grouped with Pakistan, Ireland, Canada and co-hosts USA in the group stages of the 2024 T20 World Cup.  While the first match will see the USA play Canada in June, the final will be played on June 29. The high-voltage rivalry between India and Pakistan will see its latest chapter play out on June 9 in the city of New York.

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