Brad Hogg Picks India’s Best XI For The T20 World Cup: The much-awaited T20 World Cup is just around the corner however it has already become one of the most talked-about topics in the cricket fraternity, with many experts speculating about the look of the Indian cricket team. Several cricketers and experts have come out with their playing XI for the Indian cricket team for the high-voltage thrilling tournament.
While Aakash Chopra feels that KL Rahul will open the innings instead of Virat Kohli, on the other hand, Brad Hogg feels that Virat will open the innings with Rohit Sharma. The latest one to give his opinion about the same is Brad Hogg, who feels that Kohli will open the innings with India’s star opener Rohit Sharma. Talking about the same, he said:
“My Indian team going into the T20 World Cup would have Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma opening the batting. I might be a bit harsh on Shikhar Dhawan but they need some attacking players in the middle-order and so they need to push Kohli up the order.”
“I have Suryakumar Yadav, a youngster to international cricket, at No.3. I think his versatility is going to add a bit of spice to that batting line-up. KL Rahul is the prime runner for the No.4 spot,”
Further, Brad said that he would keep Rishabh Pant as a floater and would send him up the order if a wicket is falling in the seventh over. He said:
“Coming in at No.5 is Rishabh Pant and I would keep him as a floater. If there is a wicket falling in the seventh over, I would send him up the order at dominate against spin. I would have Hardik Pandya at No.6 and Ravindra Jadeja at No.7.”
“If Kuldeep Yadav does well in Sri Lanka, having a left-arm wrist-spinner could be a point of difference. But at the moment, Chahal is the number one spinner. Someone like a Thakur could get an opportunity due to his explosive batting and he is also good in the powerplay and at the death. Then you got Bhuvi and then Bumrah.”
Here, check out Brad Hogg’s India’s playing XI for the T20 World Cup:
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav/Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.