3 Players who can replace Virat Kohli for Bangladesh T20I series
Who could replace the Indian skipper Virat Kohli ahead of the T20I series?
Updated - Oct 21, 2019 7:31 pm
2. Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson returned to familiar teammates in the form of Rajasthan Royals and took just one season for the right-hander to turn up his performance. The right-handed batsman has emerged as one of the leading Indian run-scorers in the recently concluded IPL, with nearly 342 runs under his umbrella in just 12 innings.
The 24-year-old is again not a new name in the Indian T20 circuit, with consistent runs in every IPL. Samson who has got the approval of Rahul Dravid in the past showed this IPL what he is capable of, with only his fitness coming to question in the recent past. With his fitness being an issue in the past, will Samson cement his place in the absence of Virat Kohli?
Further, Samson’s T20 record is a direct result of his consistency with nearly 3500 runs in 136 innings. His average of 27.48 is not the World’s best, but certainly, the right-hander packs a punch when he hits form. His debut for the Indian team way back in 2014 has become a forgotten past, but can the right-hander turn the tide with his performance?