5 things India should try in the T20 series against Australia
Team India is experimenting with different players in the run-up to the World Cup. Similarly, the upcoming T20s against Australia should provide a good opportunity to try out some players.
Players like Rishabh Pant, Shardul Thakur and others have been doing well for the junior Indian teams. Now they need matches against top quality opposition to showcase their talent.
With India not playing much at home in the coming 12 months, the T20 series provides a great chance for youngsters to make a strong case for themselves.
#5 Get KL Rahul to open with Rohit Sharma
KL Rahul didn't look comfortable with all the shuffling in the middle-order during the series against Sri Lanka. He is a specialist opener and batting lower in the line-up doesn't come naturally to him. With all the places already occupied by other batsmen, there is only the opening slot available.
Rahul has a proven record in T20 matches and he would be a better choice than Rahane to open with Rohit Sharma. With failures of the Sri Lanka tour behind, he can now approach his innings with a fresh mindset at a position he is most comfortable with.
Kohli has also opened the innings in T20 matches in the past. But him coming in at no. 3 would be best for India in case of an early wicket. Kohli is the best batsman to absorb the pressure in such situations and can easily take the attack to the opposition once he is set.
Also, with youngsters in the middle, he can guide the innings accordingly towards a big total.