Deepak Hooda has taken advantage of the few chances he has had, scoring a T20 century while Kohli is having a terrible time with the bat. Shreyas Iyer, who has been inconsistent recently while competing for the No. 3 batting berth, is also still in the running.

Former national selector Saba Karim thinks Kohli will start at No. 3 and that Hooda or Iyer will develop into backup candidates for the position.

“When Virat Kohli is available, he will be the No. 3 player in the starting XI. But this is the right moment for the selectors to choose a middle-order backup hitter. They should keep playing Shreyas Iyer in the hopes that he regains his form if they have faith in him. Hooda should be played at position three if they are still experimenting. He is skilled with the ball as well, which is a great asset for Team India “On India News Sports, he stated.

Although Kohli is probably going to return for the Asia Cup, it is still unclear if the team management would give Hooda or Iyer a chance. Even if both are selected for the competition, their prospects of making the starting eleven now seem slim.

Wasim Jaffer, a former batter, had already supported Kohli in his bid to reclaim the No. 3 slot after joining the Indian team. Despite his subpar performance, Jaffer placed Kohli in the top three and chose Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul as his two openers.

“Virat will continue to play in the squad at his original No. 3 position. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma should bat first, while Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, and Rishabh Pant may all make big contributions to the team. I think that India’s aggressive strategy has been quite enjoyable to see. India has a good chance of winning the T20 World Cup “Jaffer remarked during the audio portion of the Sharechat app’s “CricChat Powered by Parimatch” session.