3 players who could open with Rohit Sharma in World Cup 2023
The Indian cricket team has got plenty of talented players in the last few years. For every position in the playing XI, the team has many options to consider. Though the World Cup 2023 is too far, yet the Indian team would be looking to perfect and prepare their playing XI from now onwards only. In the contest of fixing their place in the Indian squad, many players would be looking to play in the opening slot with Rohit Sharma.
Here's a list of players who could open the innings with Rohit Sharma in the World Cup 2023:
1. Shikhar Dhawan: Although Dhawan is fulfilling his responsibilities as an opener but in competitive cricket, it's always tough to keep your position safe. Dhawan has scored 5500+ runs with a phenomenal average on 45.14 and a strike rate of 94.02. In most of the occasions, Dhawan has provided a good start along with Rohit Sharma and for now, Dhawan is the strongest contender for the opening slot.
2. Lokesh Rahul: In the last few years, KL Rahul has been in a tremendous form with the bat and performed exceptionally well across all formats. Although, KL Rahul has batted at three different batting positions and currently, playing at 5. Rahul has proved his worth in the opening slot during the World Cup 2019. If by any chance, Dhawan couldn't perform well in the next few series, then Rahul could be promoted up the order. In ODIs, Rahul has scored 1200+ runs with an average of 47.65 and a strike rate of 87.
3. Prithvi Shaw: Since his comeback from the doping ban, Shaw has played some remarkable knocks in the domestic circuit and drew the attention of Indian team selectors. Although, he is yet to get a chance to play for the Indian team and with his recent performances, it's pretty clear that he is ready for international cricket. In the last two seasons of IPL, Shaw has also played some fabulous knocks and considered as the most popular player in the fantasy sports platform.