Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag believes that India should stick with the likes of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Ishan Kishan as the top 3 batters for the T20 World Cup, leaving out Virat Kohli in the process.
Kohli has been out of form but has performed in patches. However, Sehwag doesn’t think that Kohli has a place in the playing XI compared to the other 3. India has 12 T20Is left to decide the squad for the ICC tournament in Australia later this year.
“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.”
“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,” Sehwag said in an interaction arranged by Sony Network.
“Umran should definitely be part of India’s plans” – Virender Sehwag
Sehwag said that Umran Malik has impressed him the most in recent times. Although the pacer from Srinagar has been expensive in his spells during the IPL 2022 season, he has picked up wickets in the middle overs consistently.
“If there is one pacer who has thoroughly impressed me, of late, it is none other than Umran Malik. He should definitely be part of India’s plans as one of the key bowlers alongside the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami.”
“This IPL has given us many promising young bowlers, but Umran’s skills and talent will definitely earn him a place in the Indian across all three formats in the long run,” he also mentioned.