The dismal form of India’s star batter, Virat Kohli has become a national hot topic as fans are distraught with their king’s downfall. Kohli’s form has become a topic of discussion in the entire cricketing fraternity as the wait for the best batter of the modern era to come back to scoring ways gets longer and longer with 20-20 world cup just a few days away.
Many former cricketers have opined in the past few weeks that Kohli doesn’t deserve a place in the team anymore and should be replaced by a talented youngster, especially in T20 internationals.
On that note, let’s take a look at possible replacements for Virat Kohli in the squad for the 20-20 world cup:
- Suryakumar Yadav:
Suryakumar Yadav had been knocking on the doors of the selectors for a long time as he shined in the Indian T20 League one season after the other. ‘SKY’, as he’s lovingly called by his fans, has grabbed every opportunity he’s got at the international level with both hands. The batter took the cricketing fraternity by storm when he announced his arrival in international cricket in grand fashion as he hooked a speedy bouncer by Jofra Archer for a humungous six.
In his 17 T20 innings so far, the right-handed batter has scored 537 runs at an average of 38.36 and a magnificent strike rate of 177 with 4 fifties and 1 century to his name. The batter recently left the fans awestruck with his stupendous strokeplay as he plundered 117 runs off just 55 balls, smashing 14 fours and six gigantic sixes in the third T20I against England.