Virat Kohli, not Rohit Sharma, is the key to India's success in the T20 World Cup

Virat Kohli, not Rohit Sharma, is the key to India’s success in the T20 World Cup. India’s big Team landed in South Africa last week. They will play six international matches to figure out their lineups before entering the final stages of preparation for the T20 World Cup in June. The first of three games against the hosts was postponed on Sunday because to persistent rain in Durban. This was not quite the perfect start that head coach Rahul Dravid and current captain Suryakumar Yadav would have preferred.

The management group’s only games left before the North American World Cup adventure are Tuesday and Thursday matchups against the Proteas and three more home games against Afghanistan in mid-January. 

There’s the Indian Premier League (IPL), which takes place, most likely, from mid-March to mid-May. Players there will refine their craft and get used to the demanding nature of the 20-over format, but they will be doing so for their individual teams, frequently working apart from one another in the dressing room.

The fact that a nation with the most well-known and vibrant 20-over franchise league in the world hasn’t won a T20 World Cup since the IPL’s founding may seem like one of life’s great contradictions. That’s easy to understand, though, given the big guys don’t often play a lot of cricket together until it’s absolutely necessary, despite their flirtations with the big stage and the pressure that comes with doing well for a franchise. like the World Cup.

India’s attention has been on the 50-over format for the past ten months since the conclusion of the previous T20 World Cup in Australia in November. This was to be expected considering the recent very disappointing home World Cup, which had so much potential but ultimately ended in tragedy. 

Three of the greatest batting stars, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul, didn’t play a single T20I during that time, giving the younger players a chance to show off their skills and establish their claims.

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