Sunday, July 14, 2024

3 Opening Combinations India can try in Zimbabwe T20Is

ADVERTISEMENT

Three Opening Combinations India can pick in the five-match T20I series

Team India have made history and lifted the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. Now, the Indian team will travel to Zimbabwe for the five-match T20 series. The first game will kick off on July 6 (Saturday) at Harare Sports Club, Harare. The Indian team have sent a second-string team, and Shubman Gill will be leading this side.

This will be a great opportunity for the young players because, with Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Ravindra Jadeja retiring from T20Is, the Men in Blue will be looking for their backup. So these young players can grab the chance they have in front of them. Here we will talk about three possible combinations that the Indian team will try in the five-match T20I series against Zimbabwe.

Three Opening Combinations India can pick in the five-match T20I series

1. Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal

3 Opening Combinations India can try in Zimbabwe T20Is
Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal Image

Shubman Gill will be the captain, so there is a certainty that he will be playing in the game. He is expected to be the first-choice opener. But Yashasvi Jaiswal is expected to be his partner. The combo of Gill and Jaiswal will give India the left-hand and right-hand combinations at the top. Both did well in the IPL, and it will be a great combination. Gill can play as an anchor, and Jaiswal can take the bowlers away.

2. Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad

Another proven combination that the Indian team can go with in the Zimbabwe T20Is is Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad. These two are excellent batters and like to take the game deep. Both can change gears when required, which sets a platform for the other players. Gaikwad has brilliant numbers in his limited T20I career and is a proven player who is very consistent at the top of the level.

3. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Yashasvi Jaiswal

With Virat Kohli not available and Rishabh Pant rested, India need someone at No. 3. That’s where we might see Shubman Gill taking more responsibility and coming to bat at No. 3. He can give the chance to Ruturaj Gaikwad and Yashasvi Jaiswal at the top. It will be another good opening combination because both are different kinds of players. Gaikwad can play at a good rate, while Jaiswal can take on the bowling.

Also Read: 3 Players who can replace Rohit Sharma as India’s next T20I captain

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmarked post
Karan Rawat
Karan Rawathttps://www.icccricketschedule.com/
Sports media specialist, author, and news analyst.

Related Articles

Latest Cricket NEWS