IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli posed sporting India’s ODI jersey forward of England sequence.© Virat Kohli/Twitter
India captain Virat Kohli posed with the staff’s ODI jersey forward of the three-match series towards England beginning in Pune on Tuesday. Kohli will lead the staff after having efficiently led India to a 3-1 sequence win within the Tests and a 3-2 win within the five-match T20I sequence that concluded on Saturday. All three ODIs of the sequence will likely be performed in Pune with the ultimate two video games scheduled for March 26 and 28. Ahead of the sequence, Kohli mentioned on the pre-match convention on Monday that Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will continue to open for India in ODIs.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 22, 2021
Kohli had promoted himself to the openers’ slot within the fifth T20I in Ahmedabad and that result in questions on whether or not Kohli will likely be seen opening for India frequently in white-ball cricket.
On Monday Kohli mentioned the transfer to open the batting is not assured in all video games.
“As far as the opening combination is concerned, Shikhar (Dhawan) and Rohit (Sharma) will definitely start. They have been amazing for us in the past few years,” Kohli mentioned.
“It’s not a guarantee that this is going to be considered in the future,” mentioned Kohli on whether or not he will likely be seen opening the batting for India within the coming matches.
The ODI sequence might additionally imply a attainable debut for Prasidh Krishna, the Karnataka quick bowler who earned his maiden call-up to the India squad.
Beside Krishna, Krunal Pandya, who additionally obtained a call-up to the ODI squad, Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishabh Pant are prone to characteristic within the beginning XI for India.
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