Each team is now focusing on the upcoming mega-event, i.e. the T20 World Cup 2021, plans to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) later this year. The worldwide showpiece was originally scheduled to take place in India, but due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the India Cricket Management Board (BCCI) decided to move the competition to the UAE.
Since India will be hosting the tournament, fans will expect them to perform well. There will be pressure on Virat Kohli also because he has not yet led Team India to win an ICC trophy. The last time India claimed an ICC title was in 2013 when the ‘Men in Blue’ won the Champions Trophy below MS Dhonileadership.
Before the mega-show, many experts started publishing their predictions and analyzes from different angles. Following the wagon, former Australian Brad Hogg unveiled its India XI for the T20 World Cup.
Starting at the openings, Hogg has the most experienced pair in the Indian team, Kohli and Rohit Sharma. In the recent past, Kohli has opened several times with Rohit, and the team has performed relatively well in those matches.
Hogg also explained the logic behind the opening of the innings with Kohli, saying that India need some attacking players in the middle so the captain should come up in the batting order.
“My Indian team that participates in the T20 World Cup will make Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma succeed. I can be a bit harsh on Shikhar Dhawan, but they need some attacking midfielders, so they have to chase Kohli. says Hogg on his Youtube channel.
For the middle order, Hogg goes along India’s latest sensation Suryakumar Yadav and white ball specialist KL Rahul. Similarly, the 50-year-old opted for the lower order Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja. Called Hogg Rishabh Pant as his wicketkeeper-batsman on the Indian side. He explained that Pant would be there to speed up the run rate in the event of an early drop from the wicket.
‘I would keep him as a driver. “If a wicket falls in the seventh over, I’ll send him the order against dominate against spin, ” added Hogg.
As for the bowling attack, the Western Australian has chosen the pace battery of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Shardul Thakur. He worked with Yuzvendra Chahal as the solitary spinner on the side.
Here is Brad Hogg’s India XI:
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.