This weakness can become a big constraint for Virat Kohli, he will not play again in the T20 World Cup! | Sports Cricket virat kohli may not play in t20 world cup if he will not work on his strike rate Punjabi news


Amid various speculations, Virat Kohli has been selected for the T20 series against Afghanistan. But if they are not able to work on their weakness in this series too, then they can forget to play. Let us tell you that this year T20 World Cup is to be played on the soil of West Indies and America. In which it is not decided whether Virat will play or not. It is believed that picking him against Afghanistan means that he can be seen playing in the T20 World Cup as well.

But just getting selected in the team is not everything. It is important for a player to live up to the team's expectations. In such a case, the question is whether Virat Kohli will be able to do this after emerging from his weakness. Will he be the player to live up to his team's expectations? Or this weakness of theirs will come out as a compulsion for them as we have become accustomed to seeing in the last 3 years.

Virat's problem related to strike rate

If this weakness of Virat is not removed in the T20 series against Afghanistan, then as I have already said, he may be wiped out from Team India in the T20 World Cup. Now you will be desperate to know what is this weakness of Virat Kohli. So as we and all of you know that in T20 cricket, the most important thing for a batsman is his strike rate. This is also the root of Virat Kohli's problem.

Virat Kohli's strike rate in T20 Internationals as an opener and overall as a batsman has been excellent. We are not talking about that strike rate here but we want to draw your attention to that weakness of Virat which has been very visible while batting in the middle overs since 2021.

Bad strike rate since 2012 between 7-15 overs

Virat Kohli's name has been among the batsmen with the lowest strike rate in the middle overs in T20 Internationals since 2021. Middle over means a game between 7 and 15 overs. Where Virat has scored only 249 runs in 20 innings at a strike rate of 109.7 and has been dismissed 6 times. Virat is the 5th batsman in the world with the lowest strike rate in this phase. Mahmudullah, Nicholas Pooran, Daryl Mitchell and Najibullah Zadran have the lowest strike rate.

If the weakness is not removed, it will be difficult to play the T20 World Cup

It is clear that Virat Kohli needs to strengthen his batting. If the team wants to do well by scoring explosive runs in the middle overs, the strike rate will have to be increased. Also you have to take care not to lose your wicket. They will have to start preparing for it in the T20 series against Afghanistan. If they can overcome this weakness, then there may be confusion again when they play in the T20 World Cup 2024.