Rohit’s partner should not be Yashasvi! So who can be Hitman’s partner? Smith revealed his favourite?

New Delhi. Team India, captained by Rohit Sharma, is going to start the T20 World Cup 2024 with a match against Ireland on June 5. Hitman is believed to be certain to open with Yashasvi Jaiswal as an opener. However, Australia batsman Steve Smith does not agree with this. He revealed his favorite opening pair for India in the World Cup. Smith wants to see Virat Kohli entering the field with Rohit Sharma in the opening.

Steve Smith said during a conversation with Star Sports, “Rohit and Virat will be a good opening combination, Virat is doing well in IPL, he is the highest run scorer this season and we all know that Rohit performs well in big tournaments.” Virat Kohli was the highest run-scorer during IPL 2024. He scored 741 runs in 15 matches at an average of 61.75. Virat scored runs at a brilliant strike rate of 154. During this, he scored one century and five half-centuries with his bat. He also won the Orange Cap. Virat is currently in the best form of his career. This is the reason why Steve Smith expressed his desire for Virat to open.

Similar performance by Rohit and Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal has scored 435 runs in 15 matches of this IPL at a strike rate of 155. Rohit Sharma’s performance this season was similar to Jaiswal’s. He scored 417 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 150. This season, he scored a century and a fifty. Not only Steve Smith, many cricket legends have also expressed their desire to make Virat play as an opener.

FIRST PUBLISHED : June 3, 2024, 20:34 IST

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