India vs England: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will “Definitely Start” as Openers, says Virat Kohli
During the pre-series virtual press conference, skipper Virat Kohli confirmed on Monday that Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma will be their first pair for the first ODI against England on Tuesday at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium in Pune. Kohli added that his decision to open alongside Rohit Sharma in the 5th T-20 did not necessarily mean he would open for India in all formats. “As soon as the opening ceremony is known, Shikhar (Dhawan) and Rоhit (Sherma) will definitely begin.”
After a series of experiments in the T-20 format, the Indian side were unable to find the right combination as Delhi-born left-handed drummer Shikhar Dhawan lost his place after disappointing performances. Kohli speaking on opening up with Rohit going forward said: “It’s not a guarantee that this will be considered in the future.”
“To take a step forward for Surya (Suryakumar Yadav), which explains the way he is, I can do something to do that,” Kōhli added, indicating that he worked in the creative direction. debut in the recently excluded T20I series, higher in order.
Speaking of the controversial “referee call” in the Decision Review System (DRS) Kоhli said there can be no “I don’t know” maybe if the referee on the pitch is not intending to make a final decision. There must not be any gray in the game that could possibly lead to a big turnaround. “I left for a long time when there was no DRS. When the person abandoned her, she stopped, “ sаid Kоhli.
The XI predicted from India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer / Suryakumar Yadav Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal / Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan