Virat is better than KL Rahul in the opening: Kohli’s opening average is more than 50

Ever since Virat Kohli scored 122 runs in the opening match against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup, the discussion has started as to who will be Rohit Sharma’s partner in the upcoming T20 World Cup – KL Rahul or Virat Kohli.

While Rahul’s bat has not been able to do anything special this year, Virat has returned to form from the Asia Cup. Virat Kohli is looking better option in opening in place of regular opener KL Rahul. The year 2022 remains an average year for KL Rahul as an opener in T20 cricket.

How have both been performing in 2022?

This year KL Rahul has played 5 T20 matches for India. He has scored 132 runs in these 5 matches at an average of 26.40. At the same time, the strike rate of this player has been only 122.22.

If we talk about Virat Kohli, then this year he is better than KL Rahul in every sense. He has scored 357 runs in 9 matches at an impressive average of 51.00. During this, his strike rate has been 142.80.

Virat becomes dangerous while opening

When the former captain of Team India bats in the T20 International, his bat speaks fiercely. He has opened for India in 9 matches so far. During this, Virat has scored 400 runs at an impressive average of 57.14. His strike rate during this period has been 161.29.

When King Kohli comes to bat at number-3 or number-4, he plays some ball dot, but when this player comes on the field as an opener, he starts hitting big shots from the very first ball.

This has been seen not only in T20 Internationals but also in IPL. Virat has scored 5 centuries while batting in the IPL. At the same time, his only century in T20 International has also come while opening.

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