An ex-Indian star suggests Kohli open with Jaiswal at the T20 World Cup

Former batsman of team India, Wasim Jaffer, has sparked a debate about India’s batting order for the upcoming T20 World Cup with a suggestion to shake things up. Jaffer believes Virat Kohli and the young Yashasvi Jaiswal should form the opening partnership, with the experienced Rohit Sharma slotting in at number 3 or 4.
Jaffer believes the exceptional skills of Rohit against spin bowling make him well-suited for the middle order. Statistics back this up: Rohit has a decent record at these positions, averaging nearly 40 with four fifties. Kohli, on the other hand, has found success as an opener recently, amassing a whopping 400 runs at an average exceeding 57, including a scintillating century against Afghanistan. Jaiswal adds firepower to the top with a strike rate of over 161 as an opener.
As per Jaffer, Kohli should open the batting at the T20 World Cup 2024 for India alongside Yashasvi Jaiswal. He feels the spin-handling game of Rohit is better, which makes him better suited in the middle order to what is expected to be sluggish conditions across the Atlantic.



May 29, 2024 10:14 AM