Here is the list of openers for India in the shortest format ahead of T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia

Most runs for India as opener in T20Is this year 

Rishabh Pant opened alongside Rohit Sharma in the England T20I series. The wicketkeeper batter scored 27 runs from 2 innings. 

8 | Rishabh Pant 

Deepak Hooda opened the innings against Ireland as Ruturaj Gaikwad got injured during the game. Hooda scored an unbeaten 47 in the match. 

Fastest 150 wickets in One-Day International Match

7 | Deepak Hooda 

Shreyas Iyer made his opening debut in T20Is against AWest Indies in the fifth T20I. Iyer scored 64 runs from 40 deliveries. 

6 | Shreyas Iyer 

Sanju Samson opened for India in two innings and scored 95 runs including a high score of 77 against Ireland.

5 | Sanju Samson 

Ruturaj Gaikwad got six chances as opener. The CSK opener scored 100 runs at an average of 16.66 with a high score of 57 against South Africa.

4 | Ruturaj Gaikwad 

Suryakumar Yadav scored 135 runs from 4 innings against West Indies. Suryakumar registered the high score of 76 in the five-T20I series.

3 | Suryakumar Yadav 

Indian skipper has scored 283 runs from 12 innings at an average of 25.72. The veteran opener scored 64 against West Indies at home.

2 | Rohit Sharma 

Ishan Kishan has been the most consistent performer at the top of order. Kishan has scored 430 runs from 14 innings at an average of 30.71 including 3 half-centuries. 

1 | Ishan Kishan 

After several experiments at the top of the order, KL Rahul is expected to take his place back as opener alongside Rohit, when he returns to the squad for Asia Cup. 

When experimenting stops

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