IND vs IRE: Rohit brigade to start ‘Mission World Cup’ from today, Yashaswi Jaiswal may have to be ‘sacrificed’

Critics may call it ‘old wine in a new bottle’ but India’s superstar cricketer will leave no stone unturned to erase the regret of not winning an ICC trophy over the years and will begin his T20 World Cup 2024 mission against Ireland on Wednesday through the first match. There are still many unanswered questions in the Indian team, like what will the team combination look like on the ‘drop in’ pitch in New York? From the matches played here so far, it is clear that runs are not going to pile up like in the Indian Premier League.

The Indian team would not like to be like Brazil

An even bigger concern is the label of strong title contender. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been members of World Cup-winning teams, but cricketers like Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja, considered ‘one of the decade’, are yet to win the title and are in the hunt for it. The Indian cricket team does not want to be like the Brazilian football team of 1982 and 1986 when stars like Socrates, Zico, Careca, Falcao and Alemao also joined the FIFA team. World Cup Couldn’t win.

Rohit and Kohli will want to remove this sadness

Captain Rohit Sharma could not hide his tears while climbing the stairs to the dressing room of the Narendra Modi Stadium after the last ODI World Cup final. At the same time, the sadness can be clearly seen on the face of Kohli who has scored 765 runs. Sometimes the best players don’t combine to make the best team. India has reposed faith in its experienced players but it should not be forgotten that this same team has failed to break through the last two spells several times. This is the last World Cup for the 37-year-old Rohit and it is almost certain that he will not play until the next T20 World Cup in India and the 50-over World Cup in South Africa in 2027.

India have better spinners than Ireland

On the other hand, Ireland team has good T20 cricketers like Paul Sterling, Josh Little, Harry Tector, Andy Balbirnie. It will be interesting to see how the Indian team plays Ireland’s left-arm spinner George Dockrell on the slow and average wicket of the Nassau County Ground. India has the advantage of having better spinners than Ireland. However, apart from Bumrah, the fast bowling attack looks a little weak. Sometimes having too many options is not a good situation and that is what is happening with India at the top.

Jaiswal may have to stay out

Yashwi Jaiswal may have to stay out for captain Rohit and Kohli. Rishabh Pant batted at number three in the practice match and Hardik Pandya bowled well. Pandya bowled well to Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit in the practice session. Shivam Dubey and additional spinners can be included in the Indian team if he is able to bowl even three overs every day. Ireland, who beat Pakistan on their soil before the World Cup, cannot be underestimated. Little also has IPL playing experience for Gujarat Titans. The match will start at 8 pm IST.

Team India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya, Yashshwi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shivam Dubey, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jaspreet Singh, B. .

Ireland squad: Paul Stirling (captain), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Kempfer, Gareth Delaney, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.

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