Virat Kohli ends suspension for practice match against Bangladesh; The former Indian captain left for the T20 World Cup

Will he or won’t he? Virat Kohli made his final public appearance ahead of his inclusion in India’s squad for the ICC World T20 2024 on Thursday. After a run-fest season in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the former Captain America departed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Kohli was spotted by the paparazzi at the airport as former Indian captain Rohit Sharma’s team joined India ahead of a practice match against Bangladesh.

Kohli to join India squad ahead of T20 World Cup warm-up (Reuters-X)

The 2024 edition of the T20 World Cup could be Kohli and Rohit’s last chance to end India’s title drought at ICC events. India and Sri Lanka will co-host the next T20 World Cup in 2026. Captain Rohit is close to 40 and Kohli is 38. India will play the next 50-over World Cup in 2027. Thus, both Kohli and Rohit will be aiming to walk away from the grand stage in the US with a medal around their neck. Caribbean.

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Kohli is back in top form in the build-up to the T20 World Cup

Run-machine Kohli has retained his place in the Indian T20I squad for the league stage of IPL 2024. Leading the batting charge for the RCB franchise, Kohli scored 741 runs in 15 matches of IPL 2024. A Kohli-led RCB side did just that. A playoff position in a money-rich league. The 35-year-old scored 33 in RCB’s loss to Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the IPL Eliminator. Kohli won the Orange Cap for the second time in his IPL career. The former RCB skipper received the orange cap for the first time in 2016. Kohli had scored 973 runs in the 2016 season.

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Kohli is the last player to join India’s T20 World Cup camp. Hardik Pandya and Kohli were conspicuously absent from the visiting first team earlier this week. Captain Rohit, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dubey, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel arrived in New York on Sunday. Team India will play their only World Cup warm-up match against Bangladesh at the Nassau County International Cricket Ground on Saturday.

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