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T20 World Cup: Wary of USA threat, why Team India shouldn’t tinker with Playing XI

T20 World Cup: Wary of USA threat, why Team India shouldn’t tinker with Playing XI

T20 World Cup: Despite top order faltering, why India Cricket Team shouldn't tinker Playing XI for IND vs USA clash?

India Cricket Team have managed to win their opening two games. But there is a subtle concern regarding the batting positions and performances. But should Team India tinker with their playing XI and other combinations? Given that that India is performing and getting results, there is no point in changing the setup as India should be wary of USA’s positive advances.

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India’s Top order Fiasco!

The India Cricket Team has opted to field Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli as the two openers. But Virat Kohli, despite his brilliant form in IPL 2024 has failed to score in the ICC T20 World Cup. In the opening game against Bangladesh, Kohli managed to score 1 and then repeated it with 4 runs against Pakistan.

So now the question arises, should Kohli be moved down to bat at number 3 instead of taking the opening slot. Should such a condition arise, Yashasvi Jaiswal can take the opener’s spot.

Should India tinker with Playing XI?

In a ideal scenario, yes India should make the changes. Not just the top order scenario, even the likes of Shivam Dube deserves to be benched after repeated poor performances. In his place, Sanju Samson can get a chance in the middle. But will India make the changes?

Given how USA has been performing in the tournament, India needs to be wary of the hosts. USA has already registered wins against Canada and Pakistan and looks well poised to advance into the next stage. Thus, India needs to be aware of the threat which USA can pose and would be not so keen to tinker with the already established and set order.

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