The leadership of the Indian team is believed to have a different plan for the opening this time. Hogg predicts that Rohit and Virat Kohli will be the first. “Virat Kohli hitting longer will benefit the team. Excluding Shikhar Dhawan is not an easy option,” Hogg said in a YouTube video. Dhawan has been in good shape at the recent IPL.
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Suryakumar Yadav was third
Hogg thinks Suryakumar Yadav should drop to number three when Virat Kohli opens. Suryakumar, a newcomer to international cricket, is a genius. Hogg said KL Rahul should play at number four. Shreyas Iyer, a regular on the T20 team, has been left out of the team when goalkeeper Rishabh Pant comes in at bat at number five.
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Importance to Batting Bowlers
Hogg has announced the World Cup Playing XI, which focuses on off-roading. Hardik Pandya will be at number six and Ravindra Jadeja will be at number seven. Shardul Thakur is an essential hitter on the team. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jaspreet Bumra are the pacemakers. Yusvendra Chahal is the only spinner.
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