From 2007 to 2024: Rohit Sharma and Shakib Al Hasan’s T20 World Cup legacy continues | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Rohit Sharma and Shakib Al Hasan are set to continue their remarkable journey in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, being the only players to have featured in every edition of the tournament since its inception in 2007.
These two cricketing legends, who made their T20 World Cup debuts in the first edition in South Africa, have been pivotal figures in the evolution of T20 cricket.
Both Rohit and Shakib made memorable starts in the 2007 tournament, showcasing their talent and setting the stage for their illustrious careers. Rohit Sharma, known for his elegant batting and strategic acumen, has been a cornerstone of India’s T20 World Cup campaigns. Over the eight editions, he has amassed 963 runs in 39 matches at an average of 34.39 and a strike rate of 127.88, with nine half-centuries to his name.
Shakib Al Hasan has been equally influential for Bangladesh, excelling as both a batsman and a bowler. He has scored 742 runs in 36 matches at an average of 23.93 and a strike rate of 122.44, including three half-centuries. Shakib is also the leading wicket-taker in T20 World Cup history, with 47 wickets, significantly ahead of second-placed Shahid Afridi, who has 39 wickets in 34 games.

Both players are making significant comebacks for this edition of the T20 World Cup.
Rohit Sharma returns to the Indian T20I squad after a two-year hiatus and will lead the team, bringing his vast experience and leadership qualities. Shakib, after being sidelined due to an eye injury, made a successful return to the Bangladesh team in May during the bilateral series against Zimbabwe.
India are in Group A for the 2024 T20 World Cup, alongside arch-rivals Pakistan, co-hosts USA, Canada, and Ireland.
Bangladesh are in Group D, facing South Africa, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, and Nepal.

Both teams will look to their seasoned veterans, Rohit and Shakib, to guide them through the group stages and into the knockout rounds.
The presence of Rohit Sharma and Shakib Al Hasan in every T20 World Cup is a testament to their enduring talent and resilience. As they prepare for another campaign, their performances will be crucial for their teams and will add another chapter to their storied careers.


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