As Virat Kohli makes his return to the India T20 squad after more than a year, the Indian team management is ensuring clarity in his role. Head coach Rahul Dravid and selection committee chairman Ajit Agarkar reportedly had a discussion with Kohli in Cape Town after the second Test against South Africa.
Kohli, along with captain Rohit Sharma, is set to rejoin the T20 squad for the upcoming series against Afghanistan. Speculation suggests that Kohli and Rohit could open the innings, with Shubman Gill coming in at No.3. Kohli’s strike-rate of 137.96 in T20Is has been a topic of discussion regarding his approach to the format.
The T20I series against Afghanistan, commencing in Mohali on Thursday, is expected to provide insights into the team’s strategy for the upcoming World Cup in June. The team management’s plan includes similar discussions with other players, including Rohit and Gill, during the series.
The selectors have emphasized that the players’ performances in the first half of the IPL will be closely monitored before finalizing the World Cup squad.