There is no doubt that Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are the two most important players on the India national cricket team. Both of them combine for the most experience of any batsman presently on the India squad. Both of them will be participating in the next one-day international series between India and Sri Lanka, as well as the subsequent series between India and New Zealand.
Virat Kohli often bats third for India in Twenty20 Internationals, despite Rohit Sharma captaining Twenty20 Internationals. Several younger players have a lot of potentials, even though Sharma and Kohli still have a lot of value in the Twenty20 International format. In this article, we will discuss three reasons why Team India should consider players other than Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for Twenty20 Internationals.
In Twenty20 Internationals, India has a large number of up-and-coming young players. In the year 2023, Rohit Sharma will reach the age of 36, while Virat Kohi would have reached the age of 35. Consequently, they are now among the players on the squad who are the oldest. There are a few up-and-coming players in the opening positions, such as Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, and Ruturaj Gaikwad in the shortest format of the game.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are two players who play for India in all three forms of the game: tests, one-day internationals, and Twenty20 internationals. As a result, it places excessive strain on the two of them. The Indian squad plays a significant amount of cricket during the course of a year, and their participation in all three forms results in an excessive amount of effort.
Therefore, giving Sharma and Kohli a break during the shorter format would reduce the amount of work they have to do and allow them to maintain their fitness level for the longer formats (ODIs and Tests).
It is true that neither Rohit Sharma nor Virat Kohli have ever been able to win an ICC Twenty20 World Cup championship, despite the fact that both have shown strong form in the shortest format. In the history of the Twenty20 World Cup, India has only been victorious once, and that was in 2007. In subsequent years, India was never able to bring home a Twenty20 World Cup championship.
Throughout the previous several years, Kohli and Sharma have been two of the team’s most potent batsmen in the shortest format; yet, the team has yet to be successful in winning the ICC championship in the shortest format. As a result, the squad need a fresh strategy. If younger players are given more responsibility, their team has a better chance of winning the Twenty20 World Cup. This was the case in 2007 when a youthful side headed by MS Dhoni won the tournament.