Virat Kohli against England
Virat Kohli. (Picture by Surjeet Yadav/Getty Pictures)

Virat Kohli’s lean patch with the bat has been an unsolved downside for India all through this 12 months and it solely appears to be placing them in a spot of trouble heading into the Asia Cup 2022 later this month. In the meantime, former India wicketkeeper-batter and Kohli’s RCB teammate Parthiv Patel reckons that the batting icon may open the innings within the Asia Cup.

India have tried a few experiments of their opening slot by selling Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav up the batting order and now, Parthiv is assured {that a} returning Kohli will open the innings within the upcoming match. The 33-year-old has opened the innings for RCB in addition to the Males in Blue prior to now.

I’m sticking to my phrase: Parthiv Patel

“Not for one sport solely (Rishabh Pant opening). I’m sticking to my phrase. I believe Virat Kohli will open in Asia Cup. I simply really feel he’ll,” stated Patel as quoted by Cricket Subsequent.

Virat has to this point opened the innings for India in eight T20Is. The final time he opened the innings for the Males in Blue was throughout the house T20I collection towards England in March final 12 months.

This occurred throughout the fifth and ultimate T20I in Ahmedabad the place Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma had been concerned in a 94-run opening stand. Kohli scored a blistering unbeaten 80 runs off 52 deliveries as India posted a mammoth complete of 224/2 and went on to register a 36-run win to seal the collection.

As of now, all eyes can be on India’s ex-skipper’s kind as he’s prone to return for Asia Cup 2022 opening fixture towards arch-rivals Pakistan on August 28. He can be anticipated to make his bat do the speaking towards the Males in Inexperienced’s deadly bowling lineup particularly in-form left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi.

As of now, the batting megastar has been rested. He didn’t characteristic within the just-concluded limited-overs collection towards the West Indies and won’t be part of the Indian squad for the three One Day Internationals in Zimbabwe beginning August 18.



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