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IND vs ENG 5th T20I: Virat Kohli’s record as opener in Twenty20 Internationals

The 5th T20I between India and England at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium on March 20, 2021 (Saturday) saw the hosts pursue their strategy in search of victory in the series decider. Indian captain Virat Kohli will bat in the game along with Rohit Sharma after playing at number 4 for the first four matches. So we take a look at the record of an opener for India in Virat Kohli’s T20I. India vs England live score update of 5th T20I 2021.

Dip as KL Rahul has seen India experimenting with a new opening combination as captain Virat Kohli plays as an opener with his deputy Rohit Sharma. This is only the second time both players will bat together in limited overs after doing so in 2014 in an ODI match with New Zealand. India vs England live streaming 5th T20I 2021 on Star Sports and Disney + Hotstar.

Virat Kohli has been a hit or miss in the series so far, as the 32-year-old has played between two unbeaten scores of 73 and 77. However, he is that this progression will help him in continuity as well as help the achieve an ideal balance between bowling and batting.

Virat Kohli as a record opener in T20Is

Matchbox Run H / s Average
. 198 70 28.28

Both teams will enter the final T20Is with a series of 2–2 draw and aim for the win. The sides have played some great cricket so far, but three of the four games have been fairly unilateral with the last game being the only exception.

Eoin Morgan won the toss and once again asked India to bat first as the chasing teams have won three out of four bouts in the series, with the fourth T20I being the only game when a side first (India) managed to protect the clan.

(The above story first appeared on March 20, 2021 07:03 PM IST. For more news and updates about politics, the world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website ).