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Will Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli play in 2027 World Cup?  

Will Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli play in 2027 World Cup?

Will Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli play in 2027 World Cup, The two gems of Indian cricket have achieved everything in their storied career to date and are on the brink of signing off from the second followed sport all around the world.  

Their recent outing together in T20 World Cup 2024 were a memorable one as India won the silverware for the second time after 17 long years, and there couldn’t have come a better time for both Rohit and Virat to announce their retirement.   

Both signed off from the shortest format of the game following their heroic campaign in the T20 World Cup 2024.

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However, the task of winning a WTC and securing another ODI World Cup is still pending, and fans want both to play for India at least till the World Cup 2027.  

WTC 2025  

The first final of the World Test Championship was played in 2021. India faced New Zealand at Southampton, but India’s dream of winning the inaugural WTC was shattered after the Kiwis defeated them by 8 wickets.  

India, however, continue to play well during the WTC 2021-23 cycle to again find a place in the finals in June 2023. This time they played against Australia, but the result was the same.  

With both Rohit and Kohli are on the final stage of their career, they would like to end their test career with the WTC 2025.

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ODI World Cup 2027  

India, the two-time champions of the cricket world cup, missed the golden chance of securing their third title in 2023 after failing to beat Australia in Ahmedabad final on November 19, 2023. 

India had a convincing run during the group stage of the tournament, winning 9 out of 9 games with dominance followed by a comprehensive win in the semi-final. But the loss in the finale game remains vivid in the memories of both players and fans.  

The T20 World Cup 2024 win worked as a panacea, but the fans still want Rohit and Virat to round off their ODI careers with a CWC 2027 trophy.

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Will Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli play in 2027 World Cup
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 Will Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli play in 2027 World Cup? 

Well, the cricket world cup 2027 is quite far from now, and as Rohit Sharma is already 37 and Kohli is 35 years old. Rohit will turn 40 and Kohli 38 by the time of CWC 2027.  

And both the senior players first aim to win the Champions Trophy 2025 and then the WTC 2025. Then only they will take a call on their future and provide everyone a clarity whether they will play in 2027 World Cup or not.

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India’s ODI and test captain Rohit Sharma, however, expressed his desire to win the World Cup while talking to Gaurav Kapur on his show Breakfast with Champions. 

“I haven’t really thought about retirement. But I don’t know where life takes you. I am still playing well at this point in time – so I am thinking I am going to continue for a few more years and then, I don’t know. I really want to win the World Cup and there is a WTC final in 2025, hopefully India makes it,” said Rohit Sharma.  

Rohit Sharma stats in international cricket  

Format MatInnsRunsHSAvgSR100s50s
Test Matches59101413721245.4657.051217
One-Day Internationals2622541070926449.1291.973155
Twenty20 Internationals1591514231121*32.05140.89532

Virat Kohli stats in international cricket 

FormatMatInnsRunsHSAvgSR100s50s
Test Matches1131918848254*49.1555.562930
One-Day Internationals2922801384818358.6793.585072
Twenty20 Internationals1251174188122*48.69137.04138

 

 

Vineet Vashisht
Vineet Vashisht
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