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Harbhajan Singh reveals his choice for openers in T20 World Cup – Prime Time News24



Virat Kohli’s taking part in place within the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 has change into a chat of the city as former cricketers and specialists appear to have totally different opinions on the 35-year-old’s batting order in what may very well be his mega occasion for the Blues.

Kohli, 35, was the Participant of the Match of the 2014 and 2016 T20 World Cup and in addition completed because the top-scorer of the 2022 mega occasion. In all these occasions, he performed at quantity third however this time he may see a change in his batting order.

Former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and others imagine that Kohli needs to be opening the innings alongside skipper Rohit Sharma however former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh isn’t of the identical thoughts.

As per Harbhajan, Yashashvi Jaiswal ought to open the innings alongside The Hitman whereas Kohli ought to proceed to play at quantity 3, the place he has excelled previously as properly.

“I imagine Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma ought to open for India, and Virat Kohli ought to come at no.3,” Harbhajan advised Star Sports activities. “I want to see a left-right mixture on the high. If 6-7 overs are performed, and if now we have a participant like Shivam Dube, he can stroll in at no.3. Kohli can then stroll in at 4.

“We have now to take the horses-for-courses strategy right here, and there is no disrespect in that. Kohli is a superb participant, whether or not he performs at no.3 or 4, the crew comes first. Even for those who ask him this query, he’ll say the crew comes first.

Whether or not Kohli will open the innings or come down at quantity three, is but to be seen however within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, the 35-year-old has amassed 430 runs in 9 innings for Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) as an opener.

Keep in mind, India is in Group A with arch-rivals Pakistan and the 2 sides will tackle each other in some of the anticipated matches of the World Cup on June 9 on the Nassau County Worldwide Cricket Stadium, New York.

Teams for T20 World Cup 2024
Group A: India, Pakistan, Eire, Canada, United States

Group B: England, Australia, Namibia, Scotland, Oman

Group C: New Zealand, West Indies, Afghanistan, Uganda, Papua New Guinea

Group D: South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Netherlands, Nepal

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