The Indian team is playing its first warm-up match against England on Monday. During the toss, captain Virat Kohli has given a big statement regarding the opening.
T20 WC: In the T20 World Cup, India is playing its first warm-up match on Monday. Captain Virat Kohli has given a big statement during the toss against England. Virat has made it clear that he will not open in this T20 World Cup.
At the time of the toss, Virat Kohli said that the conditions were different before the IPL, but the way KL Rahul has batted well in the IPL, it would be a mistake to forget him. Rohit Sharma is already opening for us, he is a world-class player. Because of this, I will bat at number three in this World Cup.
Earlier, Kohli had said about the opening
Before the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli had said that he would be seen opening with Rohit Sharma. But now that KL Rahul appeared in great form in the IPL, then Virat Kohli had to change his decision.
Before the start of the World Cup, this question was in everyone’s mind that who will open with Rohit Sharma. Because at this time openers like KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan are also present in the team. But Virat Kohli has put a halt to all these statements.
KL Rahul was in full form in IPL
Playing for Punjab Kings, KL Rahul appeared in great form this time in the IPL. KL Rahul scored 626 runs this season and remained at number three in terms of scoring the most runs. This is the reason why Virat Kohli expressed confidence in Rohit-Rahul for the opening pair. KL Rahul has already opened for Team India in T20 format.
Team India’s Squad for T20 World Cup:
Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Mohammed Shami
Reserve players: Shreyar Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Axar Patel