India boast arguably the leading T2OI top-three in world cricket. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are an explosive opening combination. They are, however, followed by India captain Virat Kohli at No3, who became the leading T20I run-scorer in the history of the short format during the seven-wicket victory in Mohali earlier this past week.
Kohli actually overtook Sharma (2434 runs) during his 72 not out to take him to 2441 runs in T20I cricket. Sharma will, of course, have the opportunity to regain top spot in Bangalore before Kohli comes to the crease.
Equally, Dhawan has been been prolic with the left-hander closing in on 7000 runs - including franchise - overall in the T20s.
“They are probably three of the best T20 batters in the world at the moment and the best among the world has ever seen. Virat and Rohit are the two leading run-scorers at the moment in international T20 cricket,” said Van der Dussen.