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3 Players Who Can Replace Rohit Sharma As India’s Opener After ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. The Men in Blue is gearing up for ICC T20 World Cup 2022 which is set to begin on October 16. The Rohit Sharma-led Indian squad will aim to make amends for their dismal show in the last year’s 2021 T20 World Cup tournament- suffering a first-round exit after losses to Pakistan and New Zealand.

Rohit Sharma will not only be marshalling his troops, but the batting dynamo will also shoulder clinical responsibilities as an opener. With a heavy workload expected, Rohit Sharma might limit his presence in the shortest format after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2022 to execute his responsibilities effectively in the other formats.

This tournament will be Rohit Sharma’s first appearance as the captain of India in an ICC tournament. Indian captain Rohit Sharma with 3737 runs in 142 T20I matches holds the record for scoring the most number of runs in T20 internationals. Rohit Sharma has scored four T20I hundreds in the shortest format, the most by any player.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: BCCI)

3 Players Who Can Replace Rohit Sharma As India’s Opener After ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022

Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson. (Photo: Twitter)

Sanju Samson is a player who is touted as one of the favourites to replace Rohit Sharma. Keeper Sanju Samson made his T20I debut long back in 2015 but due to inconsistent performances and other players like keepers Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant grabbing opportunities could not play enough games.

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In 16 T20Is so far, he has amassed 296 runs at an average of 21.14 with 1 fifty besides his name. In 10 ODIs, he has slammed 294 runs at an average of 73.5 and has 2 fifties beside his name.

In the recent ODI series against South Africa, he scored a career-best unbeaten 86 off 63 balls in the first ODI which went in vain before scoring an unbeaten 30 off 36 balls in the 2nd ODI. He was unbeaten in all matches and amassed 118 runs. He has amassed 179 runs in 6 T20Is this year, averaging 44.75 and has a strike rate of 158.41.

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