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Virat Kohli to RETURN T20Is after 5 MONTHS, will he open? Follow LIVE


IND vs ENG LIVE: India vs England 2nd T20 Live: After five months, Virat Kohli will return to India’s T20 team for…

IND vs ENG LIVE: India vs England 2nd T20 Live: After five months, Virat Kohli will return to India’s T20 team for the 2nd T20 against England at Edgbaston. During this period, he has missed 10 T20Is but he is under scrutiny more than ever. If BCCI sources are to be believed, his place in the T20 team is at stake with T20 World Cup just three months away. Now that he is not the captain, all he can do is score and silence his critics. But it is his batting position that is also a matter of debate. Follow India Tour of England Live Updates on InsideSport.IN. 

Despite being India’s designated No 3 in white-ball formats, it is his poor run of form that forced Royal Challengers Bangalore to give him the opening slot. But success eluded him as IPL 2022 saw him return for golden ducks three times. While his IPL 2022 form will haunt him, he needs to prove his worth once again.

IND vs ENG LIVE: Virat Kohli to RETURN in T20Is after 5 MONTHS, will he open with Rohit in 2nd T20? Follow IND vs ENG 2nd T20 Live Updates

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IND vs ENG LIVE: Will Virat Kohli end his RUT?

  • Kohli’s new attacking game isn’t quite working at the moment. Since IPL, he has looked to attack from the first ball and has often given away his wicket out of the blue.
  • 3 1st ball ducks in IPL 2022 is a tale of his poor run of form.
  • For RCB, he scored just 341 runs at an average of 22.73 and a strike rate of 115.99.
  • Changing his batting position in IPL did not help either.
  • For India, although he has scored two half-centuries in his last five innings, it is his strike rate that is of big concern.
  • Virat Kohli has managed a strike rate of just 112.29 in those games.
  • After skipping Sri Lanka and South Africa series at home, Kohli will have to capitalise on the two matches in England as he is likely to rest in the five-match T20 series against West Indies.
  • That will give him a maximum of 9 T20 matches to get his form back and prepare himself for T20 World Cup in October.

IND vs ENG LIVE: Virat Kohli to RETURN in T20Is after 5 MONTHS, will he open with Rohit in 2nd T20? Follow IND vs ENG 2nd T20 Live Updates

IND vs ENG LIVE: Virat Kohli to RETURN in T20Is after 5 MONTHS, will he open with Rohit in 2nd T20? Follow IND vs ENG 2nd T20 Live Updates

With time running out for Virat Kohli, BCCI is hoy on his tails too. The rumours are strong about dropping him from the T20 side in favour of Ishan Kishan, who has jumped to No 5 on ICC T20 Rankings.

“He has been a great servant of the Indian cricket. Without a doubt one of the best. But his struggle for form and runs is now alarming. Selectors need to select people on form not on reputation. I am no authority but he needs to get his groove back soon. Perform or Perish has to be a way forward on him. I guess selectors will look for options before the T20 World Cup if he doesn’t get runs in England,” one of the top BCCI officials told InsideSport.

IND vs ENG LIVE: Virat Kohli to RETURN in T20Is after 5 MONTHS, will he open with Rohit in 2nd T20? Follow IND vs ENG 2nd T20 Live Updates

IND vs ENG LIVE: Will Rahul Dravid change Virat Kohli’s batting position?

  • Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma are two designated openers for the England series.
  • But the last time, Kohli looked in fine touch for India was when he opened with Rohit Sharma against England in Ahmedabad.
  • With just 15 matches left to prepare for T20 World Cup, the team management may not tinker the top-order.
  • But with scoring rate a bit of a concern in powerplay, Dravid could look into sending Kohli at the top with Rohit.
  • If that fails in the two games, KL Rahul will anyway make a comeback in the Asia Cup.

IND vs ENG LIVE: Virat Kohli to RETURN in T20Is after 5 MONTHS, will he open with Rohit in 2nd T20? Follow IND vs ENG 2nd T20 Live Updates

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IND vs ENG LIVE: Virat Kohli to RETURN in T20Is after 5 MONTHS, will he open with Rohit in 2nd T20? Follow IND vs ENG 2nd T20 Live Updates

Before he takes another break and miss a total of 15 T20I matches for India since the T20 World Cup, he has just two matches to prove his mettle yet again.

Virat Kohli’s proving ground:

  • IND vs ENG (2 T20s) this week
  • Asia Cup (Minimum 5 T20s) in August-September
  • IND vs AUS (2 T20s) in October

India Playing XI vs ENG 2nd T20:

1. Rohit Sharma
2. Ishan Kishan
3. Virat Kohli
4. Suryakumar Yadav
5. Rishabh Pant (WK)
6. Hardik Pandya
7. Dinesh Karthik/ Ravindra Jadeja
8. Harshal Patel
9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
10. Jasprit Bumrah
11. Yuzvendra Chahal

IND vs ENG LIVE: Virat Kohli to RETURN T20Is after 5 MONTHS, will he open with Rohit in 2nd T20? Follow IND vs ENG 2nd T20 Live Updates

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