Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

After lots of permutations and combinations by the selectors, Indian squad has been announced for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Virat Kohli have been picked as the side's top-order batters. 

Over the past few weeks, there have been relentless speculations over India's potential opening combination in the tournament. Following the announement of the squad, former India cricketer Ajay Jadeja has provided a rather unusual suggestion to solve the opening dilemma.

Jadeja has advised that Kohli should open not alongside Rohit but Jaiswal and the Indian captain should bat at no.3 spot.

"For me, Virat Kohli opens. Who goes back? Rohit Sharma bats at three. He gets a little cushion and gets to understand the game, he has so much going on, in his mind as a captain," said Jadeja during an interaction.

According to jadeja, Kohli guarantees consistency in the batting order, and the powerplay will allow him to settle at the crease and add runs on the board.

"If you have Virat in your side, you know consistency is the one thing you will get, so, might as well use him. He's best at the top and the powerplay allows him to settle in," theformer cricketer said.

Notably, Rohit has largely been India's opener across white-ball formats since 2013. He also opens for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).