Former Indian cricket team batsman VVS Laxman believes that Team India captain Virat Kohli should play openly in the T20 series against England. Laxman says that India’s batting order is strong, so Kohli should play freely and apply his strokes.
Kohli is a match winner – VVS Laxman
Laxman said, “I believe that Kohli is a great player and the Indian batting order is very strong. I think Kohli should play freely and play to his potential.”
VVS further added, “Kohli does not need to play the role of an anchor, as we all know that he is an explosive batsman. If he plays in a positive way it will not only increase his strike rate but his rhythm will be beneficial for all Will be. Kohli is a match winner. ”
In the T20 series, KL Rahul will step down to replace Dhawan – Laxman
The former batsman said that he hoped KL Rahul would come out to open in place of Shikhar Dhawan in the T20 series. He said, “After Rohit Sharma and Rahul enter the opening, the team will have batsmen like Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant, so Kohli should play openly and when he does that he becomes a dangerous player. ”
Significantly, King Kohli is just 82 runs away from scoring 3000 runs in T20 International. If Kohli does this, he will become the first batsman in the world to score 3000 runs in T20 International. The first match of the five-match T20 series between India and England will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium from Friday.
Indian team- Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakraborty, Akshar Patel, Rahul Tewatia and Washington Sundar.
Let us know that Varun Chakraborty and Rahul Tewatia have failed the fitness test. In such a situation, both these players will not be available for selection in the first match. According to the information, leg-spinner Rahul Chahar will join the team. Rahul Chahar has been in the bio bubble with the team as a standby player for a long time.
T20 series schedule
First T20- March 12, 7 pm
Second T20- March 14, 7 pm
Third T20- March 16, 7 pm
Fourth T20- March 18, 7 pm
Fifth T20- March 20, 7 pm