'Still Early To Rule Rahul Out Of T20 World Cup Squad', Said Rohit Sharma on Player's Bad Form
India opener Rohit Sharma said that the team's batting order in T20Is is still not set and his opening with captain Virat Kohli was a tactical move for the fifth T20I against England.
Kohli opened the batting with Rohit in the fifth T20I on Saturday and the pair ended up putting up 94 runs in the first nine overs. India won the match by 36 runs after which Kohli said that he would like to continue opening the batting with Rohit in T20Is. Rohit, however, said that he is not going to rule out KL Rahul getting back into the opening slot.
"There's still a long time for the World Cup, so (it's) early days to talk about what the batting lineup would be looking like. Today was a tactical move because we wanted an extra bowler to play. We had to leave one batsman out, unfortunately, it was KL, which was very tough," said Rohit in the post-match press conference.
"KL, we know he's been one of our key players in the limited-over format. Looking at the current form the team management decided to go with the best eleven. But having said that, it doesn't send any signal, that KL would not be considered or anything like that. It was just for one particular game," he said.