The T20 World Cup is approaching, and the cricketing world is already anticipating the huge event. Experts and onlookers have been making predictions about the team’s balance as well as other facets of the game. Former India cricketer Saba Karim is the most recent addition to the list. In T20 cricket, it’s critical that the most influential players get the most balls.

When it comes to Indian captain Virat Kohli, he has been crucial for the team in all formats. In the fifth T20I against England, he opened the innings alongside Rohit Sharma. He had previously indicated interest in playing the opener in the shortest format. Karim believes that because the right-handed hitter is batting well up the order in the IPL, he has a decent chance of opening for India in the T20 World Cup.

“There now appears to be a good likelihood that Virat Kohli would begin the innings for India in the T20 World Cup because he enjoys it. He has a strong strike rate when batting”, on the Khelneeti podcast, Saba Karim remarked, “He has an idea of which shots to play and the kind of risks he has to take, so it’s all about applying that.”

RCB made a great start to the tournament, but struggled in the first two games of the UAE leg. The team, on the other hand, came back stronger against the five-time champions MI. With the bat, the RCB captain was brilliant, putting up some dominating performances. Kohli has now scored two half-centuries in a row, and Karim believes that the supporters will be expecting big innings from him in the future.

“Now everyone will be watching to see if he (Kohli) can turn these early leads into substantial gains. If you’re an opener and your strike rate is high at the start, you’re expected to build on that momentum and score a huge total,” Karim explained.