T20 World Cup: 3 tough decisions that Rohit Sharma may have to make while choosing India’s playing XI!


India’s T20 World Cup campaign will begin on October 23 against Pakistan in Melbourne. Before the match against Pakistan, the Indian cricket team got to play only one warm-up match. The match against New Zealand on 19 October was canceled due to rain. In such a situation, captain Rohit did not get the full opportunity to try his players.

Looking at the Indian team, it can be very difficult for captain Rohit Sharma to select the playing XI, due to which he may have to make some big decisions. While selecting the main 11, it will not be easy to choose another player instead of one player.

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Captain Rohit Sharma will have to take these 3 big decisions

#1 Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik

The presence of these two wicket keepers is nothing less than a gift for the Indian team, but the discussion was going on for a long time that between Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik in the World Cup, who would be given preference in the playing XI. It will be interesting to see whether captain Rohit Sharma includes either Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant in the playing XI or will he take the field with both.

Talking about the recent form of both the players, Karthik has been seen a few steps ahead of Rishabh Pant but the talent of left-hander Rishabh Pant cannot be ignored.

#2 Ravichandran Ashwin or Yuzvendra Chahal

For many years Yuzvendra Chahal was one of the main bowlers of the Indian T20 team and his place in every match was confirmed. But this year due to his poor form, he has been replaced several times by different bowlers, one of which is off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the 15-member Indian World Cup squad.

Ashwin has also performed well in the past few years, given that it will not be easy for the captain to pick one player in the playing XI. In the recent practice matches, Rohit has focused more on using Ashwin and has shown less trust in Chahal. It has to be seen which of these two spinners will be included against Pakistan or will both get a chance.

#3 Mohammed Shami or Harshal Patel

Mohammed Shami, the leading fast bowler of the Indian Test team, proves to be the best bowler for his team in the IPL. Despite this, he is rarely remembered in the Indian T20 team. Mohammed Shami, who was last seen in the Indian team in the T20 World Cup last year, has once again been selected for the tournament. Mohammed Shami was given a chance in his place due to the injury of leading fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah.

Shami has given proof of being in his rhythm by taking three wickets in the same over in the warm-up match against Australia. On the other hand Harshal Patel’s performance has not been special for some time now. In such a situation, the challenge before Rohit will be to show confidence in Shami’s experience or on Harshal Patel, who has been playing continuously for some time.


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