Former batsman Virender Sehwag has revealed his picks for Team India’s top-order during this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
The much-anticipated T20 World Cup 2022 is just a few months away. Teams across the worlds have started preparing for the showpiece event that is scheduled to be played in Australia in October-November.
India will be desperate to go all the way in the competition. The Men in Blue have not won the T20 World Cup since winning the inaugural edition way back in 2007. Since then, their best performance came in 2014 when they made it to the final before losing to Sri Lanka.
In Rohit Sharma, Team India will have a new captain and will be hoping that he leads them all the way to the title. India have not won an ICC trophy since winning the Champions Trophy in 2013.
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Virender Sehwag’s picks for India’s top-order:
At the moment, Team India are busy experimenting with different players in order to find the best combination for the T20 World Cup. And while only time will tell the team combination for the mega event of the year, Virender Sehwag has revealed his own pick for the team’s top-order.
In a recent interview, the legendary batsman picked the top three batsmen for the team and sprung a huge surprise. Known for his bold remarks and statements, Sehwag did not include former captain Virat Kohli in the team’s top-three.
While Kohli is India’s designated number three batsman, Sehwag has some other suggestions for the team. He opined that Rohit, Kishan and Rahul should form the top-three.
“India has options aplenty when it comes to hard hitters in T20s. However, I would personally vouch for Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and KL Rahul as the top three batters for the World Cup in Australia,” Virender Sehwag told PTI.
“The right-hand and left-hand combination of Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan, or for that matter, Ishan and KL Rahul could be quite interesting for the World T20,” he added.
One of the reasons behind Sehwag’s decision to leave Kohli out of India’s top-three might be the latter’s struggles in this year’s IPL. Kohli struggled with his form throughout the competition. In 16 games this season, he scored 341 runs at an average of 22.73 and a strike rate of 115.99. Kohli was also out for a duck thrice in the competition.