Ind vs Eng T20: Rishabh Pant’s entry threatens Rahul’s place, ‘Gabbar’ claim strong in opening


Ahmedabad: The selection of the playing eleven in the five-match T20 series against England is going to be a big headache for Team India, captained by Virat Kohli. The selection of playing eleven in this T20 series is also considered important because the T20 World Cup is to be held in India in October November this year.

The collision will be interesting with the arrival of Pant

Due to explosive batting in Test cricket, Rishabh Pant has made a comeback in the T20 team. Rishabh Pant’s spectacular comeback will make things more interesting in the top order. The inclusion of Rishabh Pant meant that Lokesh Rahul (KL Rahul) would not be fed, who until a few months ago was the first choice as wicketkeeper and opening batsman.

Rohit-Dhawan’s first choice

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma were the balanced opening pair in ODI and T20 cricket so far, but the arrival of Rahul has given an interesting fight between the opening batsmen. Shikhar Dhawan recently hit 153 runs for 118 balls in a match of Vijay Hazare Trophy for Delhi and when it comes to Rohit, there is no talk of it.

Where will Rahul fit?

It will be very interesting to see where Lokesh will fit Rahul in the Indian team management playing eleven. Lokesh Rahul scored the highest 670 runs in IPL 13 last year. In such a situation, the question is whether Lokesh Rahul will be placed in the middle order, because Dhawan will not fit in the middle order.

Number four contenders

Captain Virat Kohli comes at number three. Pant is expected to play big shots at number five and all-rounder Hardik Pandya at number six. Where will Rahul fit in such a situation? Only the fourth position remains for Rahul, but Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav are also big contenders for this place.

Bhubaneswar’s competition with Chahar

In the fast bowling unit, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is coming back after a long time and he will face Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur. However, Bhubaneswar will be ahead of Chahar due to his experience and better bowling in the death overs.

Natarajan is also in the race for selection

Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar and Akshar Patel are the three spinners expected to be played in the playing eleven on Motera’s pitch. At the same time, T Natarajan has a better chance than Navdeep Saini because of the diversity in his yorker. The T20 series between India and England will start from March 12.


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