When we need them to score runs, they come out: Kapil Dev on India’s top order T20 batting approach

The Indian team already has its eye on the next T20 World Cup, to be held in Australia later this year, after its disastrous run in last year’s edition. Ahead of the showpiece event, former India captain Kapil Dev slammed India’s top order T20 batting approach and asked them to bat at a higher pace.

Skipper Kapil, 1983 World Cup winner, believes that Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli have the potential to hit a 150-160 strike rate, however, they limit themselves and often go out while accelerating at the second half of the sleeves. , putting pressure on the rest of the batters. Kapil also added that if they can’t change their approach in a quick game, they should be replaced with new faces.

“They have a great reputation and there is huge pressure on them which shouldn’t be the case. You have to play cricket without fear. All of these players can hit at a 150-160 strike rate. Every time that we need them for “The short score, they all come out. When it’s time to take off (in heats), they are eliminated. And that adds to the pressure. Either you play a presenter or you play a striker,” Kapil said on the Youtube channel. Uncut.

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Kapil pressed on Rahul and said, “When you talk about KL Rahul, if the team tells him to play the whole 20 rounds and you come back with a score of, say, 60 steps, you’re not doing your team justice. . ” He added, “

“I think the approach needs to change. And if not, you have to change the players. A great player is expected to have a great impact. Having a great reputation is not enough, you also have to perform well.”

At present, India led by Rahul at the second string are preparing for the T20I at home against South Africa, from June 09. Rohit and Virat have been rested and will return to action in the single test against England on July 01. .

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