New Delhi. Team India captain Virat Kohli said after the T20 series against England in March that he can open in the T20 World Cup. The World Cup matches (T20 World Cup2021) are to be held in the UAE from October 17. Earlier, the matches of the second phase of IPL 2021 are being played in UAE. It is being seen as a preparation for the World Cup. Looking at the performance of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul as openers in the tournament, Rohit has proved to be the weakest link so far. This would have raised the concern of Team India and the management.
Talking about the matches of the second phase of IPL held in UAE, Rohit Sharma has scored 33, 43, 8 and 7 runs respectively in 4 innings as an opener. That is, he has not been able to score a half-century so far and has been able to score only 91 runs. During this his strike rate has also not been good. Rohit did not perform well, its effect is also visible on the performance of Mumbai Indians. The team has not been able to make it to the playoffs even after 12 matches. Although the team has won the IPL title the most 5 times.
Captain Kohli has scored 2 fifties
Virat Kohli is opening for RCB. He has scored half-centuries in 2 out of 5 innings in UAE so far. Talking about five innings, he scored 5, 53, 51, 25 and 25 runs. That is, he has scored 158 runs in 5 innings. However, questions have been raised about his strike rate being reduced after the powerplay. But the pitch of UAE may slow down further during the World Cup. In such a situation, Kohli’s performance as an opener cannot be ignored.
KL Rahul’s performance also satisfactory
Punjab Kings is playing its 5th match in UAE. KL Rahul has scored 49, 21, 67 and 21 runs in 4 matches so far. That is, he has started well in every match. He has scored 158 runs in 4 innings. Rahul is also the captain of Punjab team. In such a situation, if we look at the performance of all the three players, then Rahul is at number one, Kohli is second and Rohit Sharma is at number three. In such a situation, who will give the team a chance as an opener in the T20 World Cup, it has to be seen. Although Rohit’s performance as an opener has been good earlier. After the T20 World Cup, Virat has spoken of leaving the captaincy of the T20 team. Rohit can get the command of Team India.