Rohit Sharma drops major opening combination hint after Bangladesh warm-up match


T20 World Cup 2024: File photo of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma©AFP




Any warm-up match before a big event often gives a good idea of ​​what the final combination might look like. Following this logic, the India vs Bangladesh T20 World Cup warm-up match gave many clues about India's XI going forward. The main topic of discussion was who would be the partner Rohit Sharma opening the T20 World Cup match for the Indian cricket team on June 5 against Ireland. There were two choices – Yashasvi Jaiswal And Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli did not play the match. Something that Indian captain Rohit Sharma said was due to fatigue. “Virat arrived yesterday, he will be missed,” he said. However, Yashasvi Jaiswal was there. Interestingly, seven Indian batters got a taste of the conditions, but designated opener Jaiswal did not.

Does this mean that he will not be the starting flyhalf in the next matches?

Rohit did not answer the question directly, but spoke about the upcoming team composition.

“I'm quite happy with how things went. We got pretty much what we expected from the match. As I said during the draw, it was important to get used to the conditions. New venue, new pitch, open field – it's important to get used to it and we did quite well,” he said after India won the match by 60 runs.

Then he said something very crucial about “nailing” the batting unit.

“(On Pant, batting at No. 3) Just to give him an opportunity. We haven't really worked out what the batting unit is going to look like. Even the bowlers have done pretty well. All happy, happy with the way things worked out,” he said. said.

“(On Arshdeep) He showed us, in whatever games he played, that he had the skills from the start. He has a very good skill set (at the death too). We saw that today. He played pretty well, swung the ball forward and then threw one back. We have 15 good players here. We have to see what the conditions are and then what combination suits us. better.

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