It’s been a great week for cricket fans on seeing back to back T20 actions with two best Teams in the world . Currently , the buzz around the social media and cricket experts about resting Rohit for the first two T20 games. Will Rohit Sharma play against England in 3rd T20, the answer will be ‘Definitely Yes‘. But skipper Virat Kohli now having the healthy headache about bringing Rohit as an opener,which means if Rohit comes into playing XI ,either Rahul or Ishan Kishan must be rested for the next game .Lets see the possible options below
KLRahul is one of the option on seeing his current form but should not be rested , since he did not find his rhythm in the last two games as an opener. He must give another chance to prove himself in that position . Since he had a long gap in the T20 game after Australian series ,surely he will be the first opener choice for T20 world Cup.Its not fair for world Top ranked player like Rahul to be rested after a couple of failures. Let’s hope team management won’t be harsh against KL Rahul .
Though , he is a debut player and possibly one of the options to be rested for Rohit Sharma. It will break the young lad rhythm , he must get the license to play at any position possibly down the order which he used to play for Mumbai Indians. So , If Rohit Sharma plays, then Kishan will be playing in the lower middle order to strengthen the batting order for Team India.
Virat Kohli is also a possible option and I believe that he might rest himself and play Rohit as a captain which shuts all the critics who were saying Kohli rested Rohit for vengeance.If Virat kohli, rested Ishan Kishan or Surya will be playing at No:3 position since this series is entirely for finding the players for T20 world cups , resting Kohli will not be a big mistake .Since , Rohit was a excellent captain in T20 series.It might be possible option for Team India.
After Virat kohli, another possible option all eyes will be on Iyer’s position , possibly he will be rested for the next few games , though his position in the T20 game was questionable before the series , he answered all the questions with his performance in the first match, but he is not playing at his favorite No:4 position , Probably Kohli promoting Rishabh at No:4 for fearless batting order following with the fact Pandya , Jadeja as a finisher in the game.So , he might be sacrifice his place for team balance in next T20 game.
Above all there are two outside options Surya and Pant which will not happen until or unless they were injured in the practice session.
Possible Playing XI:
- KL Rahul
- Rohit Sharma(captain)
- Ishan Kishan
- Rishabh Pant(wk)
- SuryaKumar Yadav
- Shreyas Iyer
- Hardik Pandya
- Washington Sundar
- Shardul Thakur
- Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
- Yuzvendra Chahal