|Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli during batting.|
Kaif advocated the replacement of Ishan Kishan as Sanju Samson in the playing XI for the ODI series during the Indian team’s tour of Sri Lanka. He said that based on experience, Sanju Samson can prove to be a better ODI than Ishan Kishan.
New Delhi, Jnn. Former India batsman, best fielder and commentator Mohd. Kaif talked a lot on T20 World Cup 2021 till sports. Mo. Kaif was asked whether it would be right for Virat Kohli to open in this event with Rohit Sharma because perhaps the captain also wants the same. Responding to this, Mohd. Kaif said that, it will probably not be in the interest of the team. He advised to field Shikhar Dhawan along with Rohit Sharma for the T20 World Cup. Kaif said that, the combination of right and left in the batsman always creates trouble for the opposing team. The opposing captain has to change tactics as soon as he changes sides against left and right batsmen, changes in fielding and bowlers also get confused about bowling.
Mo. Kaif said about Shikhar Dhawan that, by scoring runs on the tour of Sri Lanka, he can strengthen his team in place and he has been in very good form for the last few days and his performance in IPL 2021 Part One was good. Apart from this, as the second opener, he also stamped the names of KL Rahul and Prithvi Shaw. He said that Virat Kohli is fit to bat at number three. If Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma open, then it will be easy for the opposing team to strategize against them. Both of them are the lifeblood of the team’s batting and if they get out early then the team will be in trouble.
At the same time, he advocated for keeping Sanju Samson in the playing XI in place of Ishan Kishan as a wicketkeeper for the ODI series on the Indian team’s tour of Sri Lanka. He said that, based on experience, Sanju Samson can prove to be a better ODI than Ishan Kishan. At the same time, he said that India needs a fast bowler all-rounder which Hardik Pandya can fulfill. He said that Shardul Thakur and Bhuvneshwar Kumar can also fulfill the need of fast bowler all-rounder for India.