Virat Kohli should open the innings in the upcoming T20 World Cup: Ganguly

Bengaluru. Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly said on Friday that the Indian team management should consider Virat Kohli’s excellent form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) and make him open in the T20 World Cup to be held next month. In this IPL, Kohli is wearing the ‘Orange Cap’ after scoring 634 runs in 12 matches at an excellent strike rate of 153.51 at an average of 70.44 and this strike rate is much higher than his career strike rate of 134.31. Ganguly told PTI on the sidelines of an event here, “Virat is playing very well. Considering the innings Kohli played last night in which he scored 90 runs in quick succession, you should use him as an opening batsman in the T20 World Cup. If we look at his last few IPL innings, they have been amazing so he should open the innings. ,

He said that India has selected a balanced team for the T20 World Cup which has the ability to win the trophy after a gap of 17 years. India won the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007. Ganguly said, “This is a very good team. I think he has picked the best team. Apart from the depth in batting, bowling also looks excellent. ”He said,” Bumrah is the best fast bowler in the world at present. We have the experience of Kuldeep, Akshar and Siraj. This time the team combination is ideal. ”In the current phase of IPL, scores of 250 runs are being scored easily and the 51-year-old former captain said that the same trend will continue in the future also.

Ganguly said, “The same trend will continue in the coming years. T20 has now become a game of power and it was bound to happen. I was reading Sanju Samson’s response in which he said that there is no room for relaxation in modern T20. You just have to hit and it will stay that way. ”He said, ”Now we are seeing scores of 240, 250 runs regularly in the IPL. The main reason for this is the good pitch for batting and the grounds in India are also not that big. In the last match, Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals together hit 26 sixes in the 40 over match. Ganguly said, “Players are now playing T20 like this. The ‘Impact Player’ rule has also added another dimension to it in which each team can include one more batsman. ,

He said that bowlers need to improve their skills to stop the aggression of batsmen in T20 and for this he gave the example of Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah has taken 18 wickets in 12 matches at an economy rate of 6.20. Ganguly said, “Bowlers should have more skill now, we have bowlers with skill. You look at Bumrah, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav. Who bowls excellently in all formats of the game and IPL.

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