India vs England: 5 selection headaches for Virat Kohli & co in the T20I series

India vs England: 5 selection headaches for Virat Kohli & co in the T20I series

Currently, Team India has the strongest lineup when it comes to the limited-overs format.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Team India is on a roll. After reaching the finals of the World Test Championship, they are aiming for a series victory in the shortest format of the game. Well, the Indian team might get stiff competition from the Englishmen. This is mainly because of the options captain Morgan has. Adding on, the English players have benefitted from the IPL as they have performed exceptionally well.

IPL has been spot on when it came to providing an opportunity to the youngsters. This has not only helped the Indian players, but also the overseas ones. Players like the Curran brothers, Jofra Archer, and many more have been the kernel of their respective teams. And hence, this makes England a strong squad in the limited-overs format.

But, the Indian team does not fall short of options. Currently, Team India has the strongest lineup when it comes to the limited-overs format. The competition has increased so much that even players like Kuldeep Yadav and KL Rahul are warming the benches for the team in test cricket. Talk about, T20Is, there is more tension.

Let us have a look at 5 selection headaches for Virat Kohli in the T20I series

5. Who will open with Rohit, KL Rahul, or Shikhar Dhawan?

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The opening spot is one of the most important slots when it comes to the shorter formats of the game. Openers have to take the initiative to attack from the word go and anchor the inning. But, this time, team India has three openers in their squad. Well, these three are talented enough to play long and quick innings, but it looks like Kohli has a tough decision to make. 

Rohit Sharma is the first-choice opener for the team. His ability to play quickfire innings can not be neglected by any means. Therefore, he will open for India. But, the main issue is with who will open with him. There are two names in the squad, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan.

Dhawan was in good form during the last IPL season. Recently, he became the only batsman to score consecutive hundreds in IPL. Adding on, he has a decent strike rate of 128.29 in T20Is. But, in this case, Rahul has the upper hand. This is mainly because he has a strike rate of 144.92. And with the world cup coming up, captain Kohli might go with Rahul as the opener.