The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the 15-man India squad for the T20 World Cup 2024 on Tuesday. Rohit Sharma, who was already announced as the captain, will be having all-rounder Hardik Pandya as his deputy. With Yashasvi Jaiswal taking the opener’s spot, batter Shubman Gill has been named in the reserves. The likes of Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, and Yuzvendra Chahal have also earned their call-ups in the teams. However, a few players, who are being paid a hefty amount by their respective IPL franchises, have failed to find a spot in the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup.

Here’s a list of such players:

1. Shreyas Iyer

Kolkata Knight Riders retained their skipper Shreyas Iyer at a whopping price of Rs 12.25 crore. However, he was ignored by the selectors for the World Cup.

2. KL Rahul

Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul, who is also the most expensive India player in the IPL with a price of Rs 17 crore, was also ignored by the selectors.

3. Harshal Patel

Punjab Kings bought pacer Harshal Patel at a whopping price of Rs 11.75 crore. However, he was overlooked by the selection committee.

4. Deepak Chahar

Chennai Super Kings pacer Deepak Chahar, who gets paid a price of Rs 14 crore, is regularly down with injuries. This is one of the main reasons behind his exclusion from the squad.

5. Ishan Kishan

Mumbai Indians star Ishan Kishan gets paid a total of Rs 15.25 crore. However, the selectors went ahead with Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson as the wicketkeepers in the team.

India are placed in Group A of the tournament alongside arch-rivals Pakistan, Ireland, Canada and co-hosts USA. Their campaign begins on June 5 against Ireland at the newly-constructed Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York before they take on Pakistan on June 9 in one of the most awaited matches of the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Hardik Pandya (Vice Captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj.

Reserves: Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed and Avesh Khan.

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