Indian Squad for T20 World Cup Live Updates: Should Virat Kohli open for India? There will probably be 15 to be announced on Monday


Indian Team for T20 World Cup Live Updates: Virat Kohli to Open or at No.3? Here's what Irfan Pathan said

“See, as far as I am concerned, Indian openers should be Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma, purely because of the right and left hand combination. Remember Yashasvi Jaiswal's international strike rate is 160 and you need that, you need that firepower. If Virat opens the batting, what happens is it will allow the combination of 11 to be in a certain way, what you want. If that happens, you might see Shivam Dubey playing, if he is there in the team. You might also see guys like Rinku Singh playing in the number 11. But if Virat bats at number three, that might not happen. So it's a big challenge. The other thing, if Yashasvi Jaiswal plays, what can happen since he is playing regularly in the nets. So what you can do is play against five bowlers and maybe have him as a sixth bowler, as an option to keep him. Otherwise, if you look at the batting order, no one is playing. Nobody is playing in the top six and that is the biggest challenge we face as Indian cricket. And this is what we must also consider. So for me, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma and then Virat bat at number three. – Pathan on Star Sports.

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