T20 World Cup: These are the only two matches for Virat to fix his cards before the October 24 clash against Pakistan.
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Before the much-awaited match against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup that has begun on October 24, Team Virat (Virat Kohli) will be in his first warm-up match tomorrow in view of the preparations for the tournament. Will take on England on Monday. This match is a good opportunity for India to fix its cards and perform for the players. After this, on Wednesday, India will play in the second warm-up match against Australia in the second match. And in both these matches, the biggest challenge for Virat is to find the right combination for the match against Pakistan. At the same time, apart from this, Virat will have to compulsorily find a lot more and some questions are definitely in front of the Indian management.
Rohit looking for runs
It is true that Rohit is one of the finest batsmen of India. And he can score runs with the bat at any time, but it is also true that his IPL has not gone very well. Especially in the second phase. Rohit scored 381 runs in the same innings of 13 matches at an average of 29.30. This average certainly does not match Rohit’s level.
Who will be the second opener?
However, Ishan Kishan had said during the IPL that Virat has told him that he will open the innings, but it is not going to be that easy. The question will remain till the start of the match against Pakistan, who will be the second opener? The reason is that Rahul’s claim is very strong. He scored 626 runs in 14 matches of IPL.
Then questions will arise on Hardik,
Questions about Hardik’s bowling, then questions are also about his batting form. If Pandya does not bowl in these matches too or is unable to score runs with the bat, then the pressure on him will increase tremendously. And this will affect the XI chosen against Pakistan.
Ashwin or Rahul Chahar?
Ravindra Jadeja’s place in the XI is confirmed, but Kohli will now have to decide through warm-up matches whether Ashwin will play next or Rahul Chahar. This aspect will be decided to a large extent by the XI and performance of the warm-up matches. By the way, if Virat’s praise of Rahul is also a gesture, then you can understand.
Bhuvan will now have to tell that he is a big match bowler
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has a chance to show that he has found his momentum in these two warm-up matches. Bhuvan will now have to tell that he is a big match bowler and is ready for the World Cup. His performance in IPL remains a matter of concern. Bhuvneshwar took only 6 wickets in 42 overs he bowled in 11 matches in IPL. His economy-rate remained at 7.97 and this is a matter of concern for the team management.