In the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2022, the former wicket-keeper for India wants Virat Kohli to begin the batting with Rohit Sharma, who would serve as captain.
Following the release of India’s T20 World Cup roster, cricket analysts from all around the world have been offering their opinions and forecasts on India’s playing 11 for the tournament. The request to open the batting with Virat Kohli has come up more often than any other since his outstanding performance in the Asia Cup, which took place more recently.
In India’s last match of the Asia Cup 2022, which they played against Afghanistan, Kohli got his long-awaited 71st international century while opening the batting. Virat Kohli expressed his desire to open the batting for India in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) during the previous year, and his statistics indicate that this would be an advantageous position for him to play.
What did Parthiv Patel say?
Former Indian wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel has said that it was crystal evident to him that Virat Kohli should open during the World Cup, and he expects the same thing to happen at the Twenty20 World Cup. Patel is certain that batting Virat in the opening spot would provide India with the appropriate level of balance to start the competition.
“There’s no mistaking it. If it was evident to you that Virat Kohli should be opening in the Asia Cup, then it should also be plain to you that he should be opening in the World Cup. It basically provides the correct equilibrium,” Patel said in a conversation with Cricbuzz.
Patel is certain that Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli can work well together because they can complement one another. Rohit can be the aggressor, while Virat can find openings to score boundaries. He believes that if both of them continue to play till the powerplay overs, India will unquestionably score more than 50 runs on every occasion.