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27-Sep to 07-Oct
Should Virat Kohli open the innings for RCB along with Chris Gayle?

Verdict

Virat Kohli was the second highest scorer in IPL 2011 scoring 557 runs. Most of these runs were scored when he was batting at the No. 3 position.He is not a power hitter unlike Gayle and Dilshan he is player with classy shots i think dis factor helps him to score more runs than anyone else in the team during opponents try to have some variation in bowling. According to the opinions received, that Virat Kohli should continue playing at position no. 3.
24.11 % Defend
75.89 % Attack
“ If both of our top batman open the innings, together they can take advantage of restricted fielding & add a huge score. ”
“ Virat being experienced at that position should not be experimented with his form as it may work reverse. ”
Foram Gosrani: Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli are the two top scorers of IPL 2011. All teams use their best bowlers to open the bowling and attack right from the word go. RCB should put forth their two best batsmen to take the bull by its horns.
Monish Moorthy: Virat Kohli was the second highest scorer in IPL 2011 scoring 557 runs. Most of these runs were scored when he was batting at the No. 3 position. He has proved himself at that position. So it doesn't make sense messing around with what is already working for him and the team.
For
20 Opinions
Virat and Gayle can change the change the game from the starting....
06 Oct 2011
Virat Kohli has the ability of both style of batting i.e He can as Aggressive as Chris Gayle and also can be as Defensive as Rahul Dravid .
04 Oct 2011
Virat Kohli can start opening the innings with Gayle. Dilshan can in fact move at no.3 as he has played in middle and is a good middle order batsman. Gayle could attack from one and and Virat could defend
04 Oct 2011
Best Pair
04 Oct 2011
I think it should be.because virat is the best batsman in the team.
04 Oct 2011
yes ur right
01 Oct 2011
it should virat
30 Sep 2011
virat kohli forever...!!!! goooooo kohli...!!!
30 Sep 2011
datsz veri much true...kohli is plying on the 3 position most of the tym...lets just see wat he can do if he gets in early...!! experimenting is gud...:D
30 Sep 2011
gayle n kholi are the best batsman for RCB and should open the innings.Both capable of taking the advantage of the powerplay........
30 Sep 2011
ya in t20 best batsmen should get max possibility to bat n gayle-kholi combo has done wonders earlier to
29 Sep 2011
see mayank is not much power ful hitter in compare to virat
28 Sep 2011
he should because with a hitter on one end chris gayle u should keep kohli a very sensible player
28 Sep 2011
super pair
27 Sep 2011
Yes !! He can
27 Sep 2011
anyway in T20 the order in which player used to play will not matter much.. so let him to play as an opener so that he could make use of powerplay ...
27 Sep 2011
He is in form. Why not
27 Sep 2011
We've seen them both open before and they have been magnificent. They broke down the Punjab in the previous season wen they both batted together. We've seen their effect on the opposing team - they should open for RCB, it will be a great highlight of the match in itself that Gayle and Virat brought RCB to victory!
27 Sep 2011
Mayank and Gayle both are hitters so we need one hitter and one who can rotate the strike so Gayle and virat will be good combination for this. Based on whose wicket falls first we can send either mayank or ABD at no 3 position.
27 Sep 2011
s becoz virat cn give gud start and other players and captilize the start
27 Sep 2011
Against
57 Opinions
virat is doing better in 3rd spot and he's doing it in style, scoring at the rate as same as opener. don't think there is need to push him up.
06 Oct 2011
3rd position is his favorite!
06 Oct 2011
he is good at no 3 middle over batting is very important to win a match
06 Oct 2011
see by some how the opners get out then he may be an hope for us so its better int he 3rd or 4th position.....
06 Oct 2011
why experiment???? he is all good for the number 3 position so be it.... if putting virat up the order backfires then we can be in some great trouble..
06 Oct 2011
Don't fix something which is not broken!
06 Oct 2011
Obvi as Monish said ... because if chris and virat both be out before scoring gud scores it'll be a blunder to a gr8 team like RRRR CCCCCC BBBB and also if AB was in the team then no problem ... and if the middle order doesn't play well then its fully gone.!!!
06 Oct 2011
virat is player who can play against all sort of bowlers and i think it will be good if he plays in the same position... moreover he is not a power hitter unlike gayle and thilshan he is player with classy shots i think dis factor helps him to score more runs than anyone else in the team during oppents try to have some variation in bowling.... this makes him to play as the best middle order batsman.....
06 Oct 2011
He is perfect at the current order! why change a winning combination
06 Oct 2011
Dilshan is good opener with chris gayle. virat is good for onedown position.
06 Oct 2011
With the new ball and unpredictable bounce we need someone at the no. 3 position to stabilize the ship in case we lose Gayle early. Dilshan, as an opener has proved his mettle. Besides, Kohli does not take much time to settle in, so him batting at the position he is batting now falls perfectly in place
06 Oct 2011
RCB Rulez
06 Oct 2011
his batting spot is good,cause if he comes up the order it could be diffiult in d middle order
06 Oct 2011
He should be played at no.3 only....:)
06 Oct 2011
He should be at no.3 only....
06 Oct 2011
virat is in perfect position of batsmen 3.....opener should b a experienced batsmen....tat will lift up the team spirit........
06 Oct 2011
at one down
04 Oct 2011
kohli is best at 3
03 Oct 2011
The best batsman of the team shud cm at no. 3, to save the game even if the openers have failed to fire....... n Virat is undoubtedly RCB's best batsman.
03 Oct 2011
team needs a sheet anchor at 3 and then dilshan and gayle are both attacking batsmen
03 Oct 2011
Kohli is good at number 3 or 4.. He must not open with gayle.
02 Oct 2011
Virat kohli. Though a GOOD no.3 . He should stay there. If the coach Mr. ray jennings is doing this. Its a sincere request to sir to pl do some thing to strengthen the bowling and No DILSHAN as a Keeper for God sake.
01 Oct 2011
no virat should not open the innings
01 Oct 2011
we can put agarwal in at 3 and open the innings by dilshan and gayle with virat at 4 .....i think it can help... otherwise virat is there at the best place he should be...
01 Oct 2011
virat should not open the innings..if virat goes, there is no one in the middle order to fire..the best opening pair is gayle and agarwal
01 Oct 2011
virat is like an anchor if anchor is drawn before sailing the ship can't move
30 Sep 2011
We need Virat in the middle order. I would like to see AUK Pathan being given a chance in the squad and open the innings. Mayank has proved he's worthy of any position. Mayank is a better batsman against spinners. So it'd be ideal if he came in the middle order. Asad Pathan is a slogger and therefore he can at least clear 30 yard circle to clear the fence if he is not able to clear the ropes in every occasion as Gayle
30 Sep 2011
Kohli is best @2nd down evn not as 1st down....Gayle wit Pathan can try again dis vl surely wrk RCB,remv kaif he is no use....wer to post suggestions????
29 Sep 2011
let them play their natural game ...he is good at no.3 position, let him make most of it...
29 Sep 2011
He is in good form in its position and if he opened no one will be there to back up middle order
29 Sep 2011
Virat is better in the middle order
29 Sep 2011
play natural game ,while gayle is smashing
29 Sep 2011
actually Foram di iz nt wrong bt vk being an experienced player should nt open..if the opener gets out then it wud put pressure on kohli and gayle..which may result a awesum partnership...and may b lucky for rcb...:) :P :D
28 Sep 2011
No.agarwal is good to open.Gayle is equal to 2 batsmen
28 Sep 2011
virat kohli is bettr for 3rd position bcoz if opening batsman bcums out he can come and play his innings.. if he opens den there is more pressure on him to play well
28 Sep 2011
Virat is best at 3 or 4 !!!
28 Sep 2011
no he should not he doing his job at 3.........
28 Sep 2011
RCB is top heavy, and there are some concerns about our middle order. So it is always better that someone like kholi comes later n 1 down at the earliset i fell
28 Sep 2011
no he should come at his normal position
28 Sep 2011
no he is better on 3rd position
28 Sep 2011
he should not.... since he is specialist 1down batsman.... he can hit or play according to game needs...
28 Sep 2011
agarwal got his unique talent 2 pick the gaps n score boundaries n we want Kohli in at no 3
28 Sep 2011
Virat has many a times said himself that he has fancied batting at no.3 ... Then why make him open ?
27 Sep 2011
no.. its better to open gayle and dilshan . bcoz w v ll get one spinner also.
27 Sep 2011
Its better if Virat bats at his normal position.....
27 Sep 2011
no he is better on 3rd position
27 Sep 2011
i think Virat is the player who can help RCB to chase runs or creat runs in the games so he should play in the no.3 position it help RCB the most...........
27 Sep 2011
In my opinion Mayank Agarwal should be given another chance. Both openers are explosive and on any given day, can change the complexion of a game. Virat Kohli should continue to be #3.
27 Sep 2011
I don't want the opponent of RCB to get frustrated of not getting a single wicket and having been to chase a mammoth target............
27 Sep 2011
If any of the batsmen gets out and later the other, it will have the team in great danger even if they were the best in IPL 2011. After the beginning match of RCB with Kochi Tuskers Kerala, they lost to Mumbai and Chennai. Gayle wasn't playing at those matches. With only 1 to help the team for a victory.
27 Sep 2011
dilshan shold ### fr open
27 Sep 2011
he plays better @ no.3....it better not b disturbed.....!!!!
27 Sep 2011
he was comfortable at one down
27 Sep 2011
Virat is not a .. such kind of player who slogs... As therez most of batting depends on power hitting in 1st 6 overs... he needs to be sent at No.3 position ..... in all forms of game..
27 Sep 2011
yeah no 3 is best fr him
27 Sep 2011
since virat has experience at one down we must not make to many changes....let mayank n chris open the batting.....all the best RCB
27 Sep 2011
RCB has a very good batting line up......!! bt dey struggle in opening spot bt if dey allow virat to play dere den AB wil come at 3 den sourav at 4 n .....rest......den dey wil struggle in other positions......so its a wrong idea dey shuld give mayank one more go......
27 Sep 2011