India captain Rohit Sharma said that the team management is definitely looking at Virat Kohli as the third opener in the lead up to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia next month. As India prepare for the multi-team event, the will first take on Australia next in a three-match Twenty20 International series set to begin on Tuesday in Mohali, followed by a series against South Africa.
While opening for India against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup, Virat Kohli recorded his first international hundred in almost three years and his first ever in T20Is. As a result, a case could be made for him to be looked at as an opening option for India.
In the press conference ahead of the T20 series, Rohit said, “It is always nice to have options available for you, especially if you are going into the tournament, you want that flexibility. It’s an option for us, and since we have not taken the third opener, he can obviously open.”
“He opens for his franchise (Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League), and he has done really well. It’s a definite option for us,” he added.
Kohli’s exploits at the top came when opener KL Rahul is struggling…