Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli) landed in the fifth T20 (India vs England) as an opener. He said that he can come to the opening with Rohit Sharma in the future also.
A decision by captain Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli) can be troublesome for many players. Kohli went to open in the fifth T20 (India vs England) and also played a brilliant 80-run inning. Based on these innings, Team India captured the T20 series 3–2. After the match, he said that he can descend to open with Rohit Sharma in the future also. If this happens, what will happen to the other players opening for Team India. Only 7 months are left in T20 World Cup. The World Cup is scheduled to be held in India in October-November.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 20, 2021Virat Kohli said after the fifth T20 match that he is going to open in IPL 2021. Kohli is the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Although he has already opened in the T20 league. The league's matches start on 9 April. If Kohli is successful as an opener in the current season, then he can be seen playing as an opener in the T20 World Cup.
The opening pair could not perform much in the first 4 matches of the T20 series which ended against England. The biggest partnership of 21 runs was. But in the final match, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma made a brilliant partnership of 94 runs. Due to this, Team India was successful in scoring a big score of 224 runs. In response, the English team could only score 188 runs. In this way, Team India won the match by 36 runs.
What will happen to Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul?
Shikhar Dhawan got a chance in only one match against England while KL Rahul was fielded in 4 matches. Both opening records are good in T20. In such a situation, if Kohli descends as an opener, then what will happen to these two players. Rahul has also been playing on the lower order. But there are also good players like Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Shreya Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ishaan Kishan. Ishaan Kishan made his international debut as an opener in this series and also played a brilliant half-century innings. In such a situation, they too remain in the race for the opening.
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Kohli has opened with 5 players.
Talking about the overall career of Virat Kohli, he landed as an opener in T20 International for the 8th time. He has opened with five players. Kohli has opened with KL Rahul for the maximum number of times. Has shared 94 runs at an average of 23. They have shared 94 runs in an innings with Rohit, 64 runs in an innings with Shikhar Dhawan, 26 runs in an innings with Gautam Gambhir, and 18 runs in an innings with Murali Vijay.
As an opener, Virat Kohli has scored 278 runs in 8 innings. Two half-centuries have been made and the strike rate is about 149. Talking about the players who have scored the most runs in T20, Kohli is on first and Rohit is on second. In such a situation, both T20 records have also been excellent. Former England captain Michael Vaughan and former Team India captain Sunil Gavaskar have also praised the opening pair of Rohit and Kohli.