Brad Hogg picks his India XI for the 2021 T20 World Cup

Each group is now specializing in the upcoming mega occasion, i.e. the T20 World Cup 2021, scheduled to happen within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) later this yr. The worldwide showpiece occasion was initially slated to happen in India, however because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has determined to shift the competitors to UAE.

Since India would be the host of the match, followers would anticipate them to carry out effectively. There will likely be strain on Virat Kohli as effectively as a result of he hasn’t but led Crew India to win an ICC trophy. The final time India claimed an ICC title was in 2013 when the ‘Males in Blue’ received the Champions Trophy beneath MS Dhoni‘s management.

Forward of the mega present, many consultants have began releasing their predictions and evaluation of assorted sides. Following the bandwagon, former Australia worldwide Brad Hogg has revealed his India XI for the T20 World Cup.

Beginning with the openers, Hogg has chosen essentially the most skilled pair within the Indian group, Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Within the current previous, Kohli has opened a number of occasions with Rohit, and the group has carried out comparatively effectively in these matches.

Hogg additionally defined the logic behind opening the innings with Kohli, stating that India want some attacking gamers within the center, so the skipper has to come back up within the batting order.

“My Indian group going into the T20 World Cup would have Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma opening the batting. I may be a bit harsh on Shikhar Dhawan, however they want some attacking gamers within the middle-order, and so they should push Kohli up the order,” mentioned Hogg on his YouTube channel.

For the middle-order, Hogg went with India’s newest sensation Suryakumar Yadav and white-ball specialist KL Rahul. Equally, for the lower-order, the 50-year-old picked Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja. Hogg named Rishabh Pant as his wicketkeeper-batsman on the Indian facet. He defined that Pant can be there to speed up the run-rate in case of early wicket fall.

“I might hold him as a floater. If there’s a wicket falling within the seventh over, I’ll ship him up the order at dominate towards spin,” added Hogg.

On the subject of the bowling assault, the Western Australian picked the tempo battery of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Shardul Thakur. He went with Yuzvendra Chahal because the lone spinner on the facet.

Right 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.

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