Rajasthan Royals’ trio Yuzvendra Chahal, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Avesh Khan have left for the United States of America to join the Indian men’s cricket team ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024 which kick starts on June 1. 

The trio will join the first batch of Indian players, including captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid, who departed on Saturday. The marquee event will be jointly hosted by the USA and the West Indies next month.

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Chahal along with the Royals’ skipper Sanju Samson and Yashasvi Jaiswal were earlier selected as part of the 15-member Indian squad for the T20 World Cup, while Avesh Khan forms part of a four-member travelling reserve. 

Both Avesh and Chahal had an excellent IPL 2024 as they picked up 19 and 18 wickets, respectively, for the Royals from 15 innings, to finish in the top-10 wicket-takers list.

Meanwhile, the Royals’ opener Jaiswal aggregated 435 runs from 15 outings, including an unbeaten century and a fifty, with a strike rate of 155.91.  

They could not join the first set of players, as Rajasthan Royals had qualified for the playoffs of IPL 2024. The Royals lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Qualifier 2 match at Chennai on Friday.

India start their campaign at the T20 World Cup 2024 against Ireland at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on June 5, which will be followed by the much anticipated India vs Pakistan duel on June 9 at the same venue. Canada and the USA are the other members in Group A.

The Men in Blue, who won the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, will square off against Bangladesh in their only warm-up match scheduled on June 1 in New York.