Mohammad Kaif suggests India’s T20 World Cup 2024 captain; Needed Rohit as skipper

Rohit Sharma joins India squad selection meeting at New Delhi
Rohit Sharma (image; BCCI)

The former cricketer Mohammad Kaif suggests Rohit Sharma to be India’s captain for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024.

Kaif suggests India’s T20 World Cup 2024 captain

After India’s defeat in the World Cup 2023, fans around the world have been eyeing on T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be started by June 2024.

According to ex-Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif, the Indian team under Rohit Sharma was more evident and claims Rohit to lead the T20 World Cup squad which is scheduled to place in the West Indies and United States of America in June.

Kaif lauded Rohit for his decision-making skills and said that would be required in the upcoming ICC event. “Rohit Sharma has to be there because he has got the leadership quality,” Kaif told

“The way he led in the 50 years World Cup, he has done a fantastic job as a leader. Without your prime all-rounder (Hardik Pandya) carrying the team in the finals, how will you justify it? India will need his experience in T20 too. Rohit as a skipper as a batter did a fantastic job which India will need in T20 too.” he added.

He also expressed his concern about Pujara’s omission on the South African tour.  “It will be hard for you Shreyas Iyer to fill the shoes of Pujara.”

“I don’t know why Pujara has not been selected. You can’t just get on the African tour without your prime batter, you just cannot rely on current or past forms, something you need the most is called experience and India is going to miss it,” said Kaif.

He also backed the Indian side by saying, “I can never accept that the best team has won the World Cup. The Indian team is best on paper,” pointing out the standout performances of key players like Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, and the team’s overall composition.

“Their bowlers struggled throughout the tournament, Warner, Smith, Marsh struggled with the bat, Starc, Hazlewood were in no rhythm then how can you say that the one who wins is the best team, Seeing the Indian team, Rohit led from the front.”

“Virat anchored the innings throughout the tournament, strong middle orders. Our pacers were brilliant, Mohammed Shami who didn’t play the initial games went on to become the highest wicket-taker of the tournament,” said Kaif.

With only six T20Is in India’s schedule ahead of the T20 World Cup in 2024, the men in the blues will be playing their next T20I match against South Africa on December 10 at Kingsmead Cricket Ground.