IND vs NZ: 3 reasons why Team India needs to look beyond Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in T20Is

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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are certainly the two core members of the India national cricket team. Both are currently the most experienced batsmen in the Indian team. Both will be featured in the upcoming IND vs SL ODI series and later in the IND vs NZ series as well.

While Rohit Sharma is India’s skipper in T20Is, Virat Kohli usually takes third place. While Sharma and Kohli still have a lot of value in the T20I format, there are youngsters who also have a lot of abilities. Here we talk about 3 reasons why Team India needs to look beyond Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in T20Is.

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IND vs NZ: 3 reasons why Team India needs to look beyond Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in T20Is

3. Emerging youth in T20Is

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There are many emerging youth for India in T20Is. Rohit Sharma will be 36 years old in 2023 while Virat Kohi will be 35 years old. Therefore, they are currently among the oldest players on the team. For openers, there are a few up and coming players like Ishan KishanShubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad in the shortest format.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Likewise, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav and Rahul Tripathi are some others who can take Virat Kohli’s No. 3 position in T20Is. Developing young people is a good plan, because they are the future of the team. Therefore, Team India needs to look beyond Sharma and Kohli in T20Is to develop emerging youth.

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