New Delhi: Team India defeated England by 36 runs in the last match of the 5 match T20 series. With this victory, the Indian team won the series 3–2. Now India will face England in the ODI series from 23 March. Prior to this series, India has announced the team, in which a total of 4 batsmen including Rohit Sharma are contenders for the opening. However, now the captain of the team, Virat Kohli, made it clear who will start the innings with Rohit for India.
Prior to the ODI series, Virat Kohli said that the team is going to start the opening with Rohit Sharma (Shikhar Dhawan). Virat Kohli said in a virtual press conference before the ODI series, ‘As far as the opening combination is concerned, Shikhar and Rohit will definitely start the innings for us. They have been fantastic for us in the last few years.
Rohit-Dhawan duo have been opening continuously since 2013
The opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have been opening for India continuously since 2013. The pair of Dhawan and Rohit has been fantastic for India in white ball cricket. However, due to Dhawan’s bad form, these questions were constantly being raised that maybe one of the batsmen either from Shubman Gill or KL Rahul can get the team open. It was also believed that captain Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli) will open with Rohit in ODIs like T20 series. But Virat has now made it clear that Dhawan will be Rohit’s partner.
Now India’s eyes on ODI series
After defeating England in Tests and T20 series, now Virat Kohli’s army is eyeing the ODI series. India lost 3–1 to England in the Test series after losing the first Test. After this, after finishing 2–1 in the T20 series, India eventually won 3–2. Now India’s eyes will be on winning the ODI series as well. The ODI series will begin in Pune from 23 March.