End of Virat Kohli’s T20I Career; BCCI to pick Ishan Kishan as his replacement for T20 World Cup 2024 – Reports
With the T20 World Cup 2024 just a few months away, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is busy preparing in the best way possible. The Indian board is trying a whole bunch of players to finalize the best unit for the mega event. Team India has not won an ICC tournament since 2013, which is why even the Indian board is desperate to end this drought.
With just six months to go, the Indian team still has some areas to think of. The BCCI wants Rohit Sharma to be the captain of the side for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. But the case with Virat Kohli is totally contrasting. The Indian board is not in the mood to stick with the former Indian captain at No. 3 anymore in the shorter format. Notably, Virat and Rohit have not featured in a T20I game since the last T20 World Cup in Australia.
T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli to be replaced by Ishan Kishan at No. 3
According to a report by Dainik Jagran, if Virat has a good season in the upcoming IPL 2024, only then will he be considered for a selection in the following ICC event. And if not, it is likely to be Ishan Kishan, who will replace him at No. 3. Ishan has played 32 T20Is and scored 796 runs at an average and strike rate of 25.67 and 124.37, with six half-centuries.
Furthermore, the report also suggests that the BCCI and the selection committee will discuss with Virat Kohli his T20I plans for the future. Notably, the former captain has decided to take a break from the white-ball leg of the upcoming South Africa tour. Well, it will be big news if the BCCI does not consider Virat for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024.
His record in the shorter format is second to none. He is the leading run scorer in T20 internationals with 4008 runs and also scored the most runs in T20 World Cup history. Virat has scored 1141 runs and is the only active player with more than 1000 runs in tournament’s history. He is the only cricketer to win the Player of the Tournament award twice in history (2014 and 2016).