Why Ishan Kishan is not selected in India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024?

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Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan

The Indian Cricket Team squad for upcoming T20 World Cup has been announced by the selectors. The 15-member squad is looking quite strong both from inside and outside as it has been filled with plenty of talented players. As expected, several notable names were missing from the Indian squad. One of the most shocking omission from the Indian squad was of young explosive batsman Ishan Kishan. Fans expected to see his name in the squad because he has featured in many games prior to T20 World Cup. Due to his talent, his fans thing that Ishan should have been included in the Indian team for T20 World Cup 2024. Let’s see Why Ishan Kishan is not selected in India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024.

India’s T20 World Cup 2024 Squad

India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024
India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024

Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj

Reserves: Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed and Avesh Khan

Why Ishan Kishan is not selected in India’s T20 World Cup 2024 squad ?

It was quite unfortunate for Ishan Kishan to be unable to find a place in the Indian Squad. He was a crucial part in the last edition of T20 World Cup and ODI World Cup. However, he did not perform up to his expectations in that tournament. There was no place for Ishan Kishan in the squad as the selectors decided to go with Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant. Ishan was also removed from the central contract due to disciplinary reasons.

Ishan Kishan Asia Cup
Ishan Kishan Asia Cup

Ishan Kishan has been overlooked for the T20 World Cup 2024 owing to Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant’s return to the Indian side. The Mumbai Indians opener played his last T20I against West Indies, where he scored 11 off 13 deliveries. Ishan has displayed consistency in 2022. In the beginning, it was being assumed that the selectors are seeing Ishan as the opener of the team. In 2022, he was India’s second highest-run scorer in the shortest format with 430 runs at an average of 30.71. Kishan has smashed three half-centuries with a best individual score of 89.

The reason behind his omission is quite clear. The comeback of Rishabh Pant in the team is the reason why Ishan Kishan is not included in India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024.

Ishan Kishan IPL 2022
Ishan Kishan