The team management is experimenting a lot after Virat Kohli stepped down from the captaincy.
Experiments are also being done with new players in the batting line-up and bowling.
Along with the players in the Indian cricket team, experiments are also being done regarding captaincy.
New Delhi. Till the time KL Rahul is recovering from his injury, the Indian team management is trying several opening options in the top order. Rishabh Pant was recently asked to open the innings against England in T20 Internationals. At the same time, Suryakumar Yadav started the innings against West Indies. In such a situation, former India fielding coach R Sridhar recalled how former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had decided to get Rohit Sharma to open the innings in the 2013 Champions Trophy.
Speaking to cricket.com, Sridhar said that while Dinesh Karthik was batting well in the nets, Dhoni asked Rohit to open the innings. This was the step of Dhoni, which did a great job for Indian cricket.
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He said, “Dhoni had taken a decision to send Rohit for the opening in the 2013 Champions Trophy. Sridhar said, “Dhoni had taken a decision to send Rohit for the opening in the 2013 Champions Trophy. Dinesh (Karthik) was batting so well in the practice games, but Rohit had to play… so the then management and captain Dhoni, created a spot for Rohit in the top order. It was a wonderful move.”
Suryakumar Yadav has emerged as one of India’s top batsmen in white-ball cricket. He did well as an opener against West Indies. He played a match-winning innings against the ‘Men in Maroon’ in the third T20 International. He scored 76 runs in 44 balls, which included 8 fours and 4 sixes.
Sridhar further said that Suryakumar Yadav has done well as an opener, while Shreyas Iyer’s position at No. 3 is also certain until Virat Kohli comes back from the break. He said, “The move we took in T20 was that Suriya came into the team against England a few years ago. He showed how good he is. Shreyas Iyer has come to number 3, where Virat Kohli plays. Virat Kohli is not playing now.
Let us tell you that Virat Kohli has not been in his best form for some time. He has been rested for the West Indies as well as the Zimbabwe series. It is expected that the former Indian captain will return in the Asia Cup 2022.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 04, 2022, 14:54 IST