In an interview for ‘t20worldcup.com’, Khan also chose retired South African legend AB de Villiers, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and West Indian swordsman Kieron Pollard among his favorites ahead of the mega event, which kicks off on October 17 in Los Angeles. United Arab Emirates and Oman. .
Kohli’s 3,159 races make him the best runner in the T20 internationals. Among players who have hit at least 20 times, no one has a better average than 52.65.
“He doesn’t really depend on the wicket, no matter what the wicket is, he’s someone who’s going to step up and take action,” said Khan, ICC Live the Game ambassador.
Kohli enters her room World Cup T20 campaign for India having been crowned Player of the Tournament in each of the last two events. He will step down as captain of India’s T20 at the end of the tournament.
Khan said Pollard and Pandya would be his men of choice for high-pressure chases.
“These two will be my key (hitters) who can chase 80-90 when I need them in the last four or five overs,” Khan said of Pollard and Pandya. “They are the type of hitters who can easily do the job for you.”
Pandya has been a key cog in India’s T20 batting order since he first appeared for the team in 2016.
His bowling is also key for India, but some fitness concerns surrounding him have the team concerned at the moment.
Khan chose Williamson for the sense of “calm” he brings and admitted there is no good time to go bowling against De Villiers.
“A destructive hitter. Someone who can give you fast runs at any stage, any terrain, against any pitcher and can play any shot. As captain, you will always love having that hitter,” he said.