Therefore, The form of Indian players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) would not have a significant impact. On their performances in the T20 World Cup, according to Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma. The ICC event, according to Rohit, is a “different ball game” than the IPL.
Six MI players have been included in Team India’s 15-member T20 World Cup roster. Apart from Rohit, India will be represented at the ICC event by Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Chahar, and Ishan Kishan.
Suryakumar and Kishan struggled for the majority of the UAE leg of the IPL 2021. Until finding their stride in the final few games. Chahar and Pandya appeared to be lacking in both form and confidence.
When asked about guiding the players ahead of the T20 World Cup. Rohit claimed that the players will prepare for the huge tournament on their own.
“I personally don’t like to count too much into what has happened in the IPL and what is going to happen in T20 World Cup. T20 World Cup is a different ball game, franchise cricket is different. So you cannot really look too much into those aspects. Yes the form matters, but it’s a different squad there and it’s a different squad here. So you cannot really look too much into that,” Rohit, India’s vice-captain for the T20 World Cup, explained.
Virat Kohli said last month that after the World Cup, he would step down as T20 captain. The BCCI has yet to make a formal declaration about his replacement, although Rohit Sharma is widely seen as a strong contender to succeed him.
However, On October 24, India will face arch-rival Pakistan in Dubai to begin their T20 World Cup 2021 campaign. They will play two practice games before that, one against England and the other against Australia.