Virat Kohli is an athlete that has been at the forefront of this franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore, from 2013 onwards. He went to publicize through a video on the franchise’s official Twitter that he is stepping down from the captainship from next season forward.
This news tore up the hearts of die-hard RCB followers. A couple of them were stating on their Twitter handle that they could not imagine any other person leading the RCB franchise apart from Virat.
Virat Kohli is undergoing a bumpy form at the moment as in the past two years; he has made an international century score for his country. His choices of resigning from Indian T20 International captaincy and RCB skipper can be exclusively great on the circumstance that he wants to concentrate on his batting.
However, the question arises that the super auction will be coming soon for next year. RCB board is looking to select an athlete with enough captaincy experience in their armory or maybe an individual in the current RCB current lineup. So, who will they choose?
Let us name a few people that can fill the shoes of Virat in the upcoming IPL 2022.
Sanju Samson, the captain of the Rajasthan Royals, is capable of replacing Virat Kohli in India’s T20 squad. He hasn’t had a good IPL 2022, but it is also because others have risen in time. Samson, at No 3, can take the part of a power anchor. Additionally. he features in the India team for Sri Lanka T20s, but that was due to Virat Kohli being on rest for the series.
He made an impression when he had a score of two hundred and a fifty in five appearances. In 2012 he got a contract with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), but he didn’t get a single game. While he was in the Rajasthan Royals and up to now Sanju is creating a name in the IPL.
After selecting him to represent his country in the UAE for the Under-19 World Cup, he didn’t disappoint. Sanju was India’s top run-getter and the only athlete on the side to hit three fifties. As a matter of fact, he got 6th place in the list of batsmen with the most runs in the whole tournament in spite of India not proceeding to the semi-final. Therefore, if Virat is let go for the World Cup, he may be the first option.
The more you talk about Dinesh’s form in IPL 2022, the less it is. It appears Dinesh Karthik has come to the game storming back to the Indian squad and with so a lot of match-winning knocks already. He has made sure the selectors are considering him.
By rising from the ranks in age-group cricket, Dinesh began catching the eyes of selectors after a string of centuries in the 2002/03 season. He was in the Tamil Nadu Under-19 side during this season. Towards the end of the season, his runs began fading away; however, the selectors opted to give Dinesh the benefit of the doubt, and he was brought into the national side after Parthiv Patel was laid off because of his defective glovework.
Hardik Pandya is the captain of Gujarat Titans and has been phenomenal with his batting skills. He is now in a contest to achieve the Orange Cap. So far, Pandya is one of the top 5 batters in IPL 2022 in regards to runs scored. In six games, he smashed 295 runs. Not forgetting that Pandya has been batting at the same spot as Virat (No 3). A lot have the idea that Pandya is a great No 3 who has demonstrated that he is able to anchor the innings properly.
In spite of being mainly known for his explosive batting, Hardik is no slump with the ball. Actually, it was his comprehensive skills that caught the eye of the T20 charters during the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament. Hardik’s value was well rewarded when in 2016, he got named in India’s ODI team for the series against New Zealand. At this time, Hardik had his swing bowling skills in control and was occasionally hitting the 140s, worrying the batsmen with his troublesome length. As a matter of fact, having been in the 2016 World T20, he guarded an equation reading ‘2 to win off 3’ against Bangladesh.
Shubman opens for Gujarat Titans. However, he can be a great option for No 3 for India at the T20 World Cup 2022. In the 2022 IPL, he has demonstrated that he is able to play with a better strike rate as compared to past years without wasting plenty of time on the crease.
Shubman is the newest sensation of India’s familial batting production squad. He became popular during the 2018 ICC U19 World Cup, where he had 418 runs at an average of 104.50. Additionally, he was serving as Prithvi Shaw’s deputy and batting at No. 3 to serve a vital position in India’s record fourth world title. Moreover, he was a favorite in the edition’s Player of the Tournament in the 2018 IPL auctions and was selected by Kolkata Knight Riders for USD 280,000.
Gill has the BCCI award for the Best Junior Cricketer for 2013-14 and 2014-15, respectively. After his selection, Shubmanwent to showcase in India’s handsome 3-1 win at home over England in the Youth ODIs, having 351 runs in four innings, and went to compete with his top standards in his first tour of England immediately after. They won by 5-0, and he was the top scorer with 278 runs across four innings.
Shivam Dube is another cricketer that has been going hard. He has been great for CSK, batting at number four in IPL 2022. He has been able to properly express himself with Dhoni by his side. Shivam can be a perfect bet at No 4 or 5 for the squad.
Dube is 25 years and represents Mumbai in the Indian domestic cricket. He is very hyper and set to be the next huge athlete in Indian cricket. There are few open seam bowling all-rounders in Indian cricket, and Dube is among them.
These are the top five cricket athletes that could possibly Replace Virat Kohli in India’s T20 World Cup squad.
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