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Rohit disregards IPL performance for World Cup selection

Rohit disregards IPL performance for World Cup selection

The ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) would surely help the Indian selectors to finalize their 15-man squad for the upcoming World Cup event. Players have a big incentive to do well as consistent shows can help them earn a berth for the biggest 50-over cricketing festival.

However, Mumbai Indians skipper and opening batsman Rohit Sharma possesses a different idea as he feels that the most cherished T20 tournament of the country cannot serve as a criterion for the selection of ODI World Cup.

Reviewing India’s potential World Cup squad, the 31-year old added that one cannot undermine the significance of IPL as it aids the players regarding their preparations for the mega-event. However, the form and performances of the last four years of the 50-over cricket are vital in the book of Rohit Sharma.

“While performance and form are extremely important but I feel that IPL should not be the criteria for team selection. You can’t select a team for the 50-over format from a 20-over event as IPL is a different ball game. However, it is my personal opinion,” said by the Maharashtra born player.