Sunil Gavaskar picked a different top order for the T20 WC, replacing Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Yashaswi Jaiswal.

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India legend Sunil Gavaskar has said that he would like to see Virat Kohli open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma in the T20 World Cup. Gavaskar cited Virat Kohli’s current form as an opener for Royal Challengers as the reason behind this. Team India will begin their T20 World Cup campaign on June 5 against Ireland in a Group A match at the Nassau County Cricket Stadium in New York. Before the World Cup, India won their only practice match against Bangladesh by 60 runs.

Speaking to Star Sports, Sunil Gavaskar has selected Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli as openers for the T20 World Cup. He has kept young batsman Yashshwi Jaiswal at number three. After this is Suryakumar Yadav. Veteran Sunil Gavaskar said, “Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli as openers. The way Kohli has batted, especially in the second half of the IPL, he deserves to open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma. Captain. Seriously, good players are good players. He can bat anywhere, be it right-handed or left-handed.

Virat Kohli performed brilliantly in IPL 2024 and won the Orange Cap by scoring 714 runs in 15 matches with 5 fifties and a century at a strike rate of over 154. Gavaskar continued, “I don’t think it’s appropriate to talk about left-arm and right-arm combinations on TV. Good players are good players. You have 2 great and 2 great batsmen in Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Looking at the form Kohli has shown in the IPL, he will have to open the batting.

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