The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the starting team for the T20 World Cup in Australia on Monday. With a few changes spurred on by injury, India generally preserved the same roster it had sent to the Asia Cup tournament in the UAE earlier this year. As India pressed for the last World Cup preparation with home series against Australia and South Africa, Wasim Jaffer, a former cricketer for India, made an original suggestion to captain Rohit Sharma regarding Rishabh Pant while giving a nod to MS Dhoni.

Rohit is considered one of the best openers in the world while playing white-ball cricket. He has accumulated an incredible number of runs and smashed several records. The Indian captain had not, however, started his professional career there. Before taking a gamble and pushing Rohit to open alongside Shikhar Dhawan in the 2013 Champions Trophy, former India captain Dhoni was a middle-order batsman making his debut. As they say, the rest is history.

Jaffer wants Rohit and Pant to do the same thing in the T20 World Cup, but he suggested that the captain bat at No. 4 for India, which means that the young player would start alongside KL Rahul. Jaffer even provided his starting lineup for the World Cup.

“I still think that opening the inns was the best way to see Pant in T20. Rohit can bat at position four if he is able. MS bet on Rohit before to CT in 2013, and the rest is history. Rohit has to place a gamble on Pant. KL, Pant, VK, Rohit, and Sky would be in my top five. He tweeted: “INDvAUS and T20WC

Pant served as the opener twice in T20Is during the earlier this summer series against England. He scored 27 runs in 20 balls, including four boundaries and a six, in each of the games. During the 2016 IPL season, he played four innings for the Delhi franchise. He scored 104 runs in 76 balls with a strike rate of 136.8.