T20 World Cup - Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli to Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah; how India's squad have fared so far in IPL

    Let's take a look at the performance of the selected Indian players in the T20 league so far.

    Team India for T20 World Cup

    Team India for T20 World Cup

    With 62 Indian Premier League (IPL) matches done and dusted and the cash-rich tournament still searching for its top four teams for the playoffs, with only Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) making the first cut, anticipation is high. The recent losses Rajasthan Royals (RR) have faced and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) winning five games on the trot to reach the fifth spot have kept the hopes of many teams alive. 

    However, amid all this, the squad for the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 was announced, and despite mixed reactions, fans have accepted the 15 members who will represent the Men in Blue in the West Indies and the USA. With just a gap of hardly five days or so between the end of the IPL and the start of the World Cup, let's take a look at the performance of the selected Indian players in the T20 league so far:

    Rohit Sharma:

    The Indian team captain, while not the skipper of the Mumbai Indians (MI), was among the standout batters for his team in what turned out to be a forgettable season for the five-time champions. In 13 matches, the opener scored 349 runs with his highest being 105*.

    Hardik Pandya:

    The MI skipper made the Indian team's vice-captain, and this did not sit well with many as he had a very shaky start to the tournament. However, many expected it to happen with all the booing he received. In 13 matches, he scored 200 runs with 46 being his highest. As for bowling, he picked up 11 wickets at an economy of 10.59.

    Yashasvi Jaiswal:

    The Rajasthan Royals (RR) opener had a string of low scores before he smashed a 59-ball hundred against MI. In his 12 games played, he has scored 344 runs at a strike rate of 153.57. While he is part of the 15-member squad, fans will be hoping he regains form, or he could be seen sitting on the bench while Rohit Sharma opens the innings with another batter.

    Virat Kohli:

    In the run-up to the Indian team selection, there was a lot of talk about the strike rate of the game's all-time great in T20s. However, he silenced his critics by amassing 661 runs at a strike rate of 155.16 in 13 matches. He is also the current Orange Cap holder.

    Suryakumar Yadav:

    After missing a few games at the start due to recovering from twin surgeries, he joined the MI camp and scored a brilliant 78-run knock against Punjab Kings (PBKS). In 10 games, he scored 345 runs with 102* runs being the highest at a strike rate of 169.95.

    Rishabh Pant:

    Making a comeback to cricket after recovering from injuries sustained in a horrific car accident, the wicketkeeper-batter displayed tremendous form and struck 413 runs in 12 matches at a fine strike rate of 156.44. Additionally, he also impressed all with his keeping skills while captaining Delhi Capitals (DC).

    Sanju Samson:

    The RR captain has been in fine form and scored 486 runs at a strike rate of 158.31 in 12 games. He has to his credit four half-centuries, with his highest being 86 runs. Fans are excited to see this man in action in Indian colours.

    Shivam Dube:

    In the 13 matches played so far, Dube has totalled 389 runs for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at an average of 38.90 and a strike rate of 169.87. After his selection to the Indian side, he got the chance to bowl and picked up 1 wicket in his 6 balls, giving away 14 runs.

    Ravindra Jadeja:

    In the 13 matches, the CSK all-rounder has scored 225 runs with a best of 57 not out. He has also taken eight wickets with 3/18 being his best figures.

    Axar Patel:

    This spin bowler-cum-handy batter has been in top form. After missing the ODI World Cup due to injury, he made it to the T20 World Cup. In 13 matches, he scored 221 runs, including a half-century with his highest being 66. He has also taken 10 wickets with an economy of 7.37.

    Kuldeep Yadav:

    The spin master in 10 matches, he scored 47 runs with 35 not out being his highest. Talking about his bowling, he has impressed with 15 wickets, including the best figures of 4/55. He was always a certainty for the T20 World Cup squad considering his form over the past few months.

    Yuzvendra Chahal:

    The leg-spinner, while not having the chance to bat due to his team RR's classic top order, has been a standout performer with the ball. In 12 matches, he has taken 15 wickets and recently also became the first bowler to claim 200 wickets in the tournament's history.

    Arshdeep Singh:

    The left-arm seamer from Punjab Kings (PBKS) has picked 16 wickets in 12 games, with the 4/29 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) being the high point of his campaign.

    Jasprit Bumrah:

    The pace ace was always known to make it to the Playing XI. He is leading the wicket column with 20 scalps in 13 games at an economy rate of just 6.48. He is the current Purple Cap holder as well.

    Mohammed Siraj:

    While it took time, the pacer made a return to form towards the business end of the tournament. He has taken 12 wickets in 12 matches with an economy of 9.30. His 3/43 is his best bowling figures so far.