CWC 2023: 3 players who can open for India if Shubman Gill fails to recover for Australia clash

    3) Virat Kohli

    Virat Kohli
    Virat Kohli. (Image Credits: Twitter)

    Last but not least, it could be the main man himself. Yes, Virat Kohli can be seen pairing up with Rohit Sharma to take on the Aussies. Both the batters complement each other well and can be a lethal attacking option.

    India has a solid middle-order in the form of Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, and Suryakumar Yadav. Said so, they need not worry about the middle and lower order even if they take away Kohli from there.


    The right-handed batter has opened the innings in ODIs only on seven occasions, scoring 166 runs, including a fifty. But his experience of opening in T20s will come in handy if he accepts a different role for the World Cup opener.