Former India captain Virat Kohli is going through the worst phase of his career. T20 World Cup 2022 is near, so his poor form remains a matter of concern for Team India. Even in IPL 2022, Virat Kohli had performed poorly. In IPL 2022, Virat Kohli scored 341 runs in 16 matches at an average of 22.73 and strike rate of just 115.99. In such a situation, now there is a lot of possibility that instead of Virat Kohli, one of these 4 players should be given a chance at number 3.
Deepak Hooda: In the IPL, this player from Lucknow had a lot of bat, while in the recently played series against Ireland, Deepak has impressed a lot while batting in the top order. Deepak Hooda also scored a century in the second T20 match against Ireland. In such a situation, Deepak Hooda can be a better replacement in place of Virat Kohli.
Sanju Samson: Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson is very famous for his special batting style. T20 cricket also suits Sanju Samson a lot. Sanju can prove to be a better option for batting at number 3. Sanju Samson has been consistently performing well in the IPL.
Ishaan Kishan: After KL Rahul comes into the team, Ishan Kishan’s drop is certain. In such a situation, if Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul open in the T20 World Cup, then the team management can try Ishan Kishan at number 3 instead of Virat Kohli. Ishan Kishan has the ability to score runs as fast as Virat Kohli.
Rahul Tripathi: This player, who performed well season after season in the IPL, was selected for Team India in the T20 series against Ireland. However, he did not get a chance in the playing XI. Despite this, Rahul Tripathi can play in Team India as a replacement for Virat Kohli at No 3.