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Rohit Sharma, Ajit Agarkar To Hold  Press-Conference For T20 WC On 'This' Date

Rohit and Agarkar to address media in Mumbai on May 2nd. (X)Rohit and Agarkar to address media in Mumbai on May 2nd. (X)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has unveiled India's squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. Rohit Sharma will lead the team, with Hardik Pandya serving as his deputy. 

The announcement followed a meeting between national selection committee chief Ajit Agarkar and BCCI secretary Jay Shah in Ahmedabad on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. 

Unlike the ODI World Cup 2023, the team announcement was made through a social media post without a press conference. However, it's been reported that the cheif selector and the Indian captain will hold a joint press conference on May 2nd in Mumbai.

On May 3, Mumbai Indians (MI) will face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, just a day after the press conference.

The squad selection involved tough decisions, with selectors finalizing the squad one day before the deadline. 

Alongside Rohit and Pandya, Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant have been named as the two wicket-keepers in the 15-member India squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, and Avesh Khan secured spots in the reserves, but senior wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul missed out on selection. Mohammed Siraj and Arshdeep Singh will fortify the pace bowling unit led by Jasprit Bumrah, while Yuzvendra Chahal joins a formidable spin attack featuring Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, and Axar Patel.

India become the fourth team, following New Zealand, South Africa, and England, to unveil their squad for the upcoming tournament scheduled in the West Indies and USA on June 2.

The Men in Blue will kick off their campaign against Ireland in Group A, with the match set to be held in New York on June 5. 

They will then face arch-rivals Pakistan in one of the tournament's most anticipated clashes four days later on June 9 in New York.