TeamIndia finds another Sehwag-Sachin duo: Michael Vaughan

TeamIndia finds another Sehwag-Sachin duo: Michael Vaughan


  • Virat Kohli plays the opener in the last T20 against England
  • Stay at the crease until the last ball and score better for the team
  • Rohit-Kohli duo opposite Sehwag-Sachin duo
  • Kohli has already made it clear that he will no longer play as an opener in the T20s

Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes India have found the best opening pair in the T20s after a long absence. Virat Kohli (80 not out: 7×4, 2×6 off 52 balls) and Rohit Sharma (4×4, 5×6 off 64 balls) put on 94 for the first wicket in the fifth T20I against England in Ahmedabad last Saturday night. With that .. India won the toss and elected to bat first and managed to score 224 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. England were then limited to 188/8 in the intersection.

Opener KL Rahul disappointed with 1, 0, 0, 14 runs in the first four T20s. Took Natarajan. With that .. Rohit Sharma had to incarnate himself as the opener as a partner. Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who played aggressively from the first over of the innings, competed and hit fours and sixes. The England bowling department fell completely in self-defense to the blow of this opening pair. Rohit was out in the 9th over of the innings. Kohli remained at the crease till the end.

Commenting on the opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, Michael Vaughan said, “Changes in the batting order need some luck if they are to click. Team India got lucky in the form of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma duo. No one I know would have thought to send these two as openers at the beginning of the series. The performance of the Kohli-Rohit duo reminded me of the one-time Sachin-Sehwag opening duo. In T20s, batsmen have to share just 120 balls. So .. Team India expects Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to play the most balls. The rest of them are supportive of these two, “said Vaughan. The three-match ODI series between India and England starts in Pune on Tuesday.


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