Team India is preparing for the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia. Like India, other participating will also be contesting. The event holds great significance as it is after four years that the World Cup will be held. The team has had various changes in its batting line up due to the retirement of previous players like Sachin Tendulkar or Sehwag. New players have just added spice to the game. Though there are things to be fixed regarding fielding as far as the batting line up is concerned, it will continue to dominate the game.
Dhawan and Rohit:
The pair has been playing together for about five years now. There seems to be no change in this position for now though. The duo is considered among one of the successful opening pairs of Indian cricket. Initially, the players showed little progress during the beginning of their careers but instantly it hiked, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan remained stagnant in the game. They are a perfect pair as Rohit is known for his sensible batting and Dhawan an aggressive scorer.
Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen in the world. India’s captain has established himself as a responsible player to play at no 3. His added responsibilities of captainship will make him the great wall of India in the coming World Cup. He has 10843 runs in 227 ODI’s and with 41 ODI centuries in his basket, Virat will surely try to replicate his best performances and remain a strong player to play against.
Dinesh Kartik or Vijay Shakar:
As for the no. 4 is concerned, the choice will remain between Dinesh and Vijay. Both of the players are considered one of the best emerging players to play at Mid-order. Kartik’s s IPL career and the current form will help the player to replace the latter. However, Vijay Shankar has made spectacular inroads in the teams. When needed he can be used as a fast bowler, his name also stirs up the strong competition.
Who doesn’t know the position of MS Dhoni? He is perfect for the no. 5. As an experienced player, the responsibility of taking the team through the mid-overs and maintaining a better run rate will fall on Dhoni’s shoulders. Spot no. 5 makes perfect sense for Dhoni as the former captain is known for scoring under pressure and taking the team to final overs.
Jadav seems to be apt for the number 7. The player not only can bat in the Mid-order but also throw some crafty spin when needed. Jadav is known for his aggressive batting and can chase scores and finish them. His recent performance has been spectacular and the fact that the player can keep a cool head when playing under pressure is what will come in handy. This will be a tough spot for Kedar as speculations are if Dinesh didn’t make it to the third spot, he will be a strong competitor for no 6.
Pandya has been impressive with the bat lately. His ability to make fast runs and fast bowling makes him perfect for the place. Though the player needs to improvise his bowling, it seems that the 2020 World Cup will see an upgrade of Hardik.
Kuldeep Yadav & Bhuvenesh Kumar
Kuldeep as a spinner will be the most preferred choice for a spot no. 8. The player not only can throw a miraculous spin but can hit few shots when needed. Bhuvenesh Kumar’s overall average is very impressive and he is considered one of the emerging players of India. The player is known for taking wickets at crucial times and keeping a cool head under pressure. His spot at no 9 is perfect.
Yuzvendra Chahal & Jasprit Bumrah:
The right-arm leg breaker will be the best choice to enter at the number 10 spot. Not only the team can trust Chahal to defend the score but also score quick runs when required. Jasprit Bumrah is India’s top bowler and represents a real threat to the team’s opponents.
India’s batting line up is one of the strongest in the world. With players like Dhawan and Rohit who can establish a strong partnership, Team India’s mid-order batsmen can be trusted to lead the team to the final score.