In an interview to ‘t20worldcup.com’, 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-event, beginning October 17 within the UAE and Oman.
Kohli’s 3,159 runs make him the highest run-getter in T20 internationals. Amongst gamers who’ve batted at the least 20 instances, nobody has a greater common than his 52.65.
“Would not actually rely upon the wicket, would not matter regardless of the wicket is, he’s somebody who’s going to step up and carry out,” Khan, an ICC Stay the Sport Ambassador, mentioned.
Kohli goes into his fourth T20 World Cup marketing campaign for India having been topped the Participant of the Event at every of the previous two occasions. He’ll 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 high-pressure chases.
“These two shall be my key (batters) who can chase 80-90 once I want them within the final four-five overs,” Khan mentioned of Pollard and Pandya. “They’re the type of batsmen who can do the job for you simply.”
Pandya has been a key cog in India’s T20 batting order since first showing for the aspect in 2016.
His bowling can be a key for India however some health issues surrounding him have the aspect nervous proper now.
Khan picked Williamson for the sense of “calm” he brings to the aspect and admitted that there is no such thing as a good time to bowl to de Villiers.
“A harmful batsman. Somebody who can provide you fast runs at any stage, any wicket, towards any bowler and he can play any shot. As a captain, you’ll all the time like to have that batsman,” he mentioned.