India vs England: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul to open in T20I
New Delhi : Indian skipper Virat Kohli announced that Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will be opening for Team India in the upcoming five-match T20 series against England.
"KL (Rahul) and Rohit (Sharma) have been consistent performers. Those two will start," Virat Kohli said at a virtual press conference on the eve of the T20I series in Ahmedabad.
All the five T20I games against England will be played at Narendra Modi stadium.
According to news reports, it has been learned that Indian spinner Varun Chakravarthy has failed the fitness test. Talking about it, Virat Kohli mentioned that it is expected of players to match fitness standards set for the team.
"We would expect players to abide by the (standards) required for Team India," Kohli said.
He also mentioned that with talented newcomers coming in, the team has now got batting depth.
"This time you will see guys a bit more free, a bit more expressive. We didn't have enough depth in the batting before, but I see us being much more positive and free (in this series)," said Kohli.
England are ranked No.1 on the T20I rankings and Kohli picked them as the favourites to win the title.
"They are the No. 1 side in the world. England will be favourites to win the T20 World Cup," Kohli said.