Will Ruturaj Gaikwad play in World Cup 2024?

Ruturaj Gaikwad | Credit: BCCI

Chennai Super Kings captain, Ruturaj Gaikwad is one of the most technically gifted batsmen in India. Many former cricketers and experts are fans of his batting. In this article, we will tell you the possibility of Ruturaj Gaikwad playing in the World Cup 2024.

2024 is a dream year for Ruturaj Gaikwad as he was named the captain of one of IPL’s most successful franchises, Chennai Super Kings. CSK bought him in 2020 and groomed him in their team. Ruturaj became a star for them in 2021. He was at a whole different level in 2021. He plays as an opener in white ball cricket. Ruturaj has also represented India in a few white ball matches. Gaikwad is doing good as captain for CSK but he is not consistent as an opener for them.

IPL 2024 is not going great for Ruturaj Gaikwad as a player. The World Cup is in June and it is confirmed that the squad will be picked looking at the form of players in the IPL. This has been the story with Ruturaj Gaikwad as he was unable to perform for India. Gaikwad was given chances but he could not capitalise on them. Another problem with Ruturaj is his batting position.

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He bats in the top order and many players are already looking for that position. With Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli present there, it will be always jatr for a player to see himself there. Players like Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Surya Kumar Yadav are his biggest competitors. Ruturaj also does not have a very impressive strike rate in T20s. Strike rates nowadays are very important for a T20 batter.