T20 World Cup: Kohli reveals India’s strategy for the match against Pakistan

T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli Reveals India’s Strategy Ahead of Pakistan Game, Says Pretty Sorted

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has made it clear that KL Rahul will open for the team. He is the team’s first choice to open with Rohit Sharma in the T20 World Cup being held in UAE and Oman. The 32-year-old said about his batting position that he would bat at the third position.

“Things were different before IPL (Indian Premier League), now it is difficult to see anyone other than Lokesh Rahul at the top of the order. About Rohit for that spot,” Kohli said at the toss ahead of the warm-up match against England here. I don’t need to worry. He is a world class player. I will bat at No. 3. That’s the only news I can give you ahead of the tournament.”

Rahul had scored 628 runs and hit 30 sixes while opening the innings in IPL. He was the third highest scorer of the tournament. “Our plans are almost ready for the first match (against Pakistan),” Kohli said. The aim of these two warm-up matches is to give everyone time to hit the ground as they are about to start the game after a short break.

“Also we want to give as many players as possible opportunities in these matches. We try to get some energy and momentum as a team. We were in different teams in the IPL,” he added.

IPL was very competitive but Kohli said that nothing is bigger than the Indian cricket team. “We have had success in the past. That’s why we want to get that energy, fielding is the best place when there are eleven players together. IPL is very high in terms of level and competitiveness, but it (the national team) Paramount. Everyone’s priority is in Indian cricket.”

Rahul-Rohit will opener in T20WC, Kohli will bat at third position

“It’s all about doing the right thing for your team. Players play a different role in the IPL. Now the national team has to adapt quickly,” he said.


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