While supporting KL Rahul as the preferred option at the top of the order, Indian captain Rohit Sharma has said that Virat Kohli might be a possibility to start the innings for India in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
Rohit Sharma, the team captain, and KL Rahul are two specialist openers who will be competing for India in the T20 World Cup. However, Virat Kohli has been mentioned as a possibility for the top of the order because of his stellar performance there in both international and local franchise cricket.
Rahul, who just rejoined the Indian team following a protracted recovery from his injury, frequently appeared rusty throughout the Asia Cup. In five games, he scored 122 runs at a strike rate of 122.22. In contrast, Kohli scored his first T20I century against Afghanistan in India’s final match of the tour from the opening position. The former Indian captain played well throughout the competition, finishing second in run scoring with 276 runs in five matches.
KL Rahul will continue to open the innings for India
However, KL Rahul will continue to be India’s top option at the top of the order, according to Indian captain Rohit Sharma. Rohit remarked, “He (KL Rahul) is a very crucial player for Team India when addressing the media prior to India’s T20I series against Australia. For us, I just want to be sure that our thought process is obvious.
We are quite clear about what KL Rahul brings to the table for us; he is a terrific player and crucial to our success. The Indian captain backed Rahul, saying, His presence at the top is really vital for us. Sharma, who claimed that he was the third opener in the lineup, was nonetheless open to the idea of Kohli moving up to the top of the order.
For us, we are aware of the value that each of our players brings to the team. But yes, that is a possibility for us, and we will always have it in mind (Virat Kohli opening).
Since we haven’t chosen a third opener, Sharma said, it is definitely an option for us because he opens for his club in the IPL and he has done pretty well.