T20 World Cup 2024

“Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma should be India’s openers,” Irfan Pathan supports the southpaw starting in the 2024 T20 World Cup.

“Don’t forget that Yashasvi Jaiswal’s international strike rate is 160 and you need that, you need that firepower,” Pathan remarked.

The starting duo for Team India in the next T20 World Cup 2024 has been the subject of continuous discussion. Although Rohit Sharma will continue to be the team’s preferred opener, there has been a lot of excitement about his partner. The Indian Premier League 2024 is currently underway, and with players like Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ishan Kishan finding form recently, there are a lot of rumours circulating.

Virat Kohli has also been suggested by a number of cricket commentators for the opening position. In the IPL 2024, Kohli has been leading the Royal Challengers Bengaluru team in the opening innings. Irfan Pathan, a former Indian pacer, offers thoughts on the hotly debated subject. The all-rounder has put Jaiswal’s name in the envelope to firmly express his viewpoint.

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“You know, due of their combination of right and left hands, in my opinion, Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal should be the Indian openers. Remember that Yashasvi Jaiswal has an international strike rate of 160; you require that kind of firepower. When Virat opens the batting, it makes it possible for the desired combination of 11 to be in that particular configuration. If that takes place, Shivam Dubey, if he’s in the team, might be playing. Guys like Rinku Singh might also be included in the playing eleven. That might not occur, though, if Virat bats third. Thus, that presents a significant problem, according to Pathan on Star Sports Press Room Show Ticket to World Cup.

Jaiswal could be used as a sixth bowler: Pathan India has been debating whether or not to skip the sixth bowler at the major tournaments. Despite the management’s efforts to resolve the matter during the 2023 World Cup, things collapsed when Hardik Pandya sustained an injury in the middle. Pathan underlined that Jaiswal’s bowling in the nets is a positive step in resolving the previously noted problem.

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The second point is that Yashasvi Jaiswal has been routinely bowling in the nets, so anything may happen if he is playing. As an alternative, you could play with five bowlers properly and use him as a sixth bowler if you want to keep it. If not, nobody bowls, according to the batting order. The main problem facing Indian cricket is that no one bowlers in the top six. We also need to take that into consideration. Virat bats at number three for me, followed by Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, then Virat,” he continued.