Rashid Khan picks Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya in his top-five T20 players | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Afghanistan star Rashid Khan has named India captain Virat Kohli and all-rounder Hardik Pandya amongst his top-five T20 players in the world, saying the 2 are succesful of profitable matches for his or her staff in opposition to any place and irrespective of circumstances.
In an interview to ‘’, Khan additionally picked retired South African legend AB de Villiers, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and West Indian swashbuckler Kieron Pollard amongst his favourites forward of the mega-occasion, beginning October 17 in the UAE and Oman.
Kohli’s 3,159 runs make him the highest run-getter in T20 internationals. Among players who’ve batted at the least 20 occasions, nobody has a greater common than his 52.65.

“Doesn’t really depend on the wicket, doesn’t matter whatever the wicket is, he is someone who is going to step up and perform,” Khan, an ICC Live the Game Ambassador, mentioned.
Kohli goes into his fourth T20 World Cup marketing campaign for India having been topped the Player of the Tournament at every of the previous two occasions. He will step down as India’s T20 captain on the finish of the event.
Khan mentioned Pollard and Pandya can be his go-to males for prime-stress chases.
“These two will be my key (batters) who can chase 80-90 when I need them in the last four-five overs,” Khan mentioned of Pollard and Pandya. “They are the kind of batsmen who can do the job for you easily.”

Pandya has been a key cog in India’s T20 batting order since first showing for the facet in 2016.
His bowling can also be a key for India however some health issues surrounding him have the facet anxious proper now.
Khan picked Williamson for the sense of “calm” he brings to the facet and admitted that there is no such thing as a good time to bowl to de Villiers.
“A destructive batsman. Someone who can give you quick runs at any stage, any wicket, against any bowler and he can play any shot. As a captain, you will always love to have that batsman,” he mentioned.

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