India team dropped 2--1 in the 5-match T20 series. One misstep, India will lose the series at home against England. This is why Indian captain Virat Kohli is in trouble. The decision to be made by Virat and the Indian Research Center has to do with KL Rahul's struggle.
India v England: KL Rahul has had three failures: Virat Kohli now has to decide whether to continue with Rahul and remain involved in one of his most trusted lieutenants or move on to other options and save the series.
While Virat Kohli and India coach Vikram Rathore supported Rahul on top, saying he had been the best hitter in T20 for the past 2-3 years, along with other players on the team, it would be tough to justify inclusion. In the eleventh play of the fourth T20.
"Those things change very quickly. For us, he's been a hero. If you look at their stats over the past two or three years, they are probably better than everyone else in world cricket in the T20s. One of our best hitters will still be with Rohit in the part." We have no worries there. T20 is a very instinctive game. We know that once you start playing positive and you get some shots, it's about five or six balls like this, and all of a sudden they return to that area, "Kohli said after the match.
Rahul also had Rathore's endorsement. The Indian striking coach said Rahul was India's top hitter in T20 with an average of over 40 in the past year.
"Anyone can go through the lean phase. Last year, I think KL was our best hitter in the T20 format. He averages over 40 with a strike rate of 145. So three mistakes don't change that fact. He's probably the best hitter we have at this." He did well for us last year. I think this is the moment when we need his support as a team. I am absolutely sure that he will come out of this difficult phase that he is going through, "Rathore said at the post-match press conference.
India Playing XI for 4th T20: Should KL Rahul continue?
After the captain and coach's remarks, despite grades 1, 0, and 0, ITRC will likely continue with Rahul and Rohit Sharma in the lead. But if Rahul fails again and India loses, the same think-tank will have some tough questions to answer before the match.
India Playing XI for 4th T20: Should Yuzvendra Chahal make way for Axar Patel?
India vs England: While there has been a lot of talk about the inauguration of India, the performance of the Indian leader, Chahal, is now also subject to the scanner. Chahal was unable to simulate his performance in IPL for India. In his last 12 games by T20I, Chahal has averaged 43.6 and an economy of 9.27. In his third T20 against England, he came back with expensive numbers, conceding 41 points in 4 sums.
This is not talking about Chahal being included in India's eleventh game for the fourth T20. Alternatively, with Washington Sundar performing well as a second-round, Axar Patel could lead the India cargo, especially after his rich exploits in the Test series against England. Although he played in 1st T20, he did not complete his quota, conceding 24 times in three runs without any wicket. But given Chahal's bad form on the show, Patel might wink in front of him.
IND vs ENG: INDIA Likely Playing XI – 3rd T20
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel / Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur & Bhuvneshwar Kumar