India recently entered the Asia Cup as the favorites of the tournament, but lost their first two ‘Super 4’ games to Pakistan and Sri Lanka. After that he was out of the tournament. “It’s 90-95 per cent settled, just a few changes,” Rohit had said of the team combination after India’s second consecutive loss. India’s only T20 World Cup success came in 2007, but the team is looking to perform in next month’s World Cup.
Before the World T20, India will play a series against Australia and South Africa. Rohit also spoke about the role of Virat Kohli in the team. He called Kohli the team’s backup opener but clarified that KL Rahul remains his opening partner. Kohli’s return to form opening the innings has rekindled the debate as to whether he should be preferred over Rahul, who has not been a regular with the bat.
Rohit said- Rahul bhai and I have a conversation. We have to open Virat in some matches because he is our third opener. In the last match we saw what he did (as an opener) and we are definitely happy with it. Rohit said while referring to Kohli’s century against Afghanistan. Rahul will open for us in the T20 World Cup. We’re not going to experiment too much with that situation.
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