Virat Kohli Should Be Opening In WC, It Just Gives The Right Balance – Parthiv Patel

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Former India National Cricket Team wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel feels that the modern-day batting great Virat Kohli opening the innings for Team India in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will provide the side with the right balance.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, which is the eighth edition of the multi-nation tournament, is scheduled to commence on October 16 with the group stage round in Australia. The Super 12 round will begin on October 22 and the summit clash is set to take place on November 13.

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Meanwhile, Parthiv Patel, who was Kohli’s teammate at the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), believes that the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and Kohli opening the innings in the World Cup will help the side get off to great starts in the Australian conditions.

“I was clear that Virat Kohli should be opening in the Asia Cup (and) he should be opening in the World Cup as well. It just gives the right balance,” Patel told Cricbuzz.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli (Image Credits: BCCI)
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli (Image Credits: BCCI)

“They (Kohli and Rohit) are different kinds of batters. One is aggressive (from the start), can hit boundaries. And then there is Kohli who finds gaps and creates boundaries. If Rohit and Kohli can play till the first six overs, I have no doubt that even in Australian conditions (on most occasions) they will get India to around fifty,” he added.

Kohli is probably India’s best batter suited for Australian conditions – Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel
Patel (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former India National Cricket Team wicketkeeper-batsman further said that the former India skipper Kohli, who recently smashed two half-centuries and a century in the Asia Cup 2022, is India’s best batter for the Australian conditions.

“Kohli is probably India’s best batter suited for those conditions. So, why not? You have got your two best batters playing the first six overs. If you have wickets in hand, that has always been the recipe for success for any T20 team,” he said.

Virat Kohli
Kohli. (Photo: AFP)

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