Australia is all set to host the greatest sporting event in the world, ICC T20 2022 World Cup from October, 16 to November, 13 in seven cities. Come October, Australia will become the cricket capital of the world. Cricket Fans will witness a 29-days non-stop cricket action that will be played among sixteen teams.
The tournament’s favorite, Team India would like to end their ICC Trophy drought. India starts their preparation by keeping an eye on Asia Cup 2022 and ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Their biggest problem in the last edition of the T20 World Cup was their top order, especially their opening pair failed to deliver. In this blog, we are going to share the four best possible opening combinations options available for Team India for this marquee event.
Four Possible Opening Combinations for Team India For ICC T20 2022 WC
#1. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma
The best opening combination for the Indian Cricket Team for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, according to us is KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. Despite the fact that both are right-handed batsman, both looks lethal when comes to batting. The captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Rohit Sharma will open the Indian inning, without a doubt. The right-handed batsman has plundered 2962 runs at an average of 31.51 and a strike rate of 142 while opening in 94 T20I games. He also smacked four hundred at this position.
KL Rahul is another dangerous batsman who is capable of hitting big shots as well as playing anchor inning. Rahul has opened the inning in 38 T20 games for India and compiled 1392 runs at a strike rate of over 140 and an average of 39.77. He also hit 15 half-centuries and remained not out three times.
#2. Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan
If India wants to go with a left-right combination for the ICC T20 2022 World Cup, then Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan are the perfect choices for this position. We have already seen in the Indian Premier League, how destructive this pair is in the IPL. Ishan Kishan has played 16 T20I games as an opener and scored 508 runs at an average of 31.75 and a strike rate of 134. He also smashed four half-centuries in this position.
#3. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli can open the inning if needed. We have seen him opening the inning for his franchise in the Indian Premier League and if India looks at him as an opening option. Then, he can open the inning along with Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli has opened the inning for the Indian Cricket Team in 8 International T20 games and smashed 278 runs at an average of 39.71 and a blistering strike rate of 148. He also hit 2 half-centuries at that position.
#4. Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant
India try this combination in the recently concluded T20 series against England. Rishabh Pant opens the Indian inning along with Rishabh Pant. Rishabh Pant has played two matches at the opening position and scored 27 runs at a strike rate of 135. Overall, the left-handed wicket-keeper has featured in 51 T20 games for India and he struck 782 runs at an average of 22.34 and strike rate of 124.12.