Former India captain Suresh Raina has asked India to lift the T20 World Cup title for skipper Virat Kohli. Raina said Kohli, who is stepping down as captain after the T20 World Cup in Oman and the UAE, needed such a farewell from his teammates. “Playing in the IPL before the T20 World Cup is an opportunity for the players to prepare better,” Raina said.
‘In the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, the message for India’s men’s team is simple, do it for Virat Kohli. This will be his last tournament as captain. For this reason, Indian fans cannot wait for the T20 World Cup to start. We have players and circumstances. All you need to do is give them an outlet and the support they need to keep going.
‘Players in the UAE have only played in Indian Premier League matches. So the players are in excellent form, playing eight or nine matches under conditions in the UAE. The IPL makes the Indian team the favorites in this World Cup. The situation in the UAE is similar to playing in India and Pakistan. This is an opportunity for Asian teams to come out on their own, ”Raina added.
Raina said the performance of the first three batsmen would be crucial in India’s victory in the World Cup. If Rohit Sharma, Kohli and Rahul play in the first 15 overs, it will give India a good foundation. Along with these, the presence of Rishabh ball in the middle row. He said that when Hardik Pandya joins the fray, it is time for India to reach any goal.
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The T20 World Cup will be held in the UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14 against the backdrop of Kovid. The matches will be played in four venues. The World Cup was shifted to Arabian soil following the expansion of Kovid in India. This is the first time since 2016 that the T20 World Cup has been held. The tournament, which was supposed to be hosted by Australia in 2020, was shifted first to India and then to the UAE due to the expansion of Kovid.