January 26, 2022


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Who Will Open with Rohit Sharma ; Virat Kohli or Kl Rahul ?

AHMEDABAD, INDIA - MARCH 20: Rohit Sharma (L) celebrates reaching his 50 along side Virat Kohli during the 5th T20 International between India and England at Narendra Modi Stadium on March 20, 2021 in Ahmedabad, India. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/Getty Images)


India beat England by 38 runs in fifth & last T20I game of the series in Ahemdabad. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli opened the inning and hit a partnership of 94 runs in just 9 overs of first inning.

While KL Rahul is struggling in this series, he might be missing his opening position for upcoming T20 World Cup as Virat Kohli confirmed it in post match presentation.

Virat Kohli opened the Inning in the fifth T20I and scored unbeaten 80 runs in just 52 balls.

Virat Kohli knock in fifth T20I © Getty

“It augurs well for the team and I would like this to continue, and hopefully continue that form through to the World Cup” Virat Kohli opened after Harsha Bhogale’s questions in post match presentation.

“Look, I’ve batted at different positions in the past, but I feel like we do have a very solid middle order now, and now it’s about your two best players getting the maximum number of balls in T20 cricket. So I would definitely like to partner Rohit at the top. As I rightly said, if we have a partnership and we both are set, then you know that one of us is going to cause some serious damage. That’s exactly what we want. And the other guys feel much more confident when one of us is still in and set, they know that they can play more freely. It augurs well for the team and I would like this to continue, and hopefully continue that form through to the World Cup.” Virat Kohli on his opening position

Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma opening © Getty

Indian captain Virat Kohli also confirmed that He is going to open in IPL as well. Rohit Sharma is opening IPL for his franchise Mumbai Indians. Now Virat Kohli is also opening in IPL 2021.

Virat Kohli already said before This series that Rohit & KL Rahul will be our first choice opening pair, now Indian captain comes on different decision.

Virat had brilliant T20I series, India team wants to continue this form in upcoming ODI series against England.

Virat Kohli in INDvENG T20I series ©Getty