Australia vs India: Former Team India’s batsman VVS Laxman expects Rohit Sharma to score big in the last two test games against Australia. Laxman shows faith in the opener who has a fantastic record against Aussies in the white-ball format. He says the Australian surface suits Sharma’s batting style if he survives against the pacers with the new ball.
Rohit Sharma has missed the major part of the Australian tour due to an injury he sustained during the IPL. He has been an integral part of Team India’s ultimate success in the limited format. India has lost the ODI series and won the subsequent T20I series against Australia.
The dashing opener has been recently appointed as the vice-captain of the side for the last two test matches which adds more responsibility to his shoulders. Laxman feels that Mayank Agarwal’s string of low scores 17, 9, 0, 5 will make way for Rohit Sharma in the Sydney Test, starting 7th January.
Team India will be delighted to have Rohit Sharma back says VVS Laxman:
“Team India will be delighted to have Rohit Sharma back into the squad, that too when regular skipper Virat is not with the team. He will provide more experience to the side. I think this is the perfect opportunity for the Indian to go 2-1 at Sydney and then probably go 3-1 in the last match of the tour,” VVS Laxman said in the Star Sports show Cricket Connected.
“Rohit himself will be eager to show his class because his batting style suits the Australian pitches. His white-ball records against Aussies are fantastic. He has missed the white ball series and will be looking to kick-start the new year with a bang,” Laxman added.
“If he survives the new ball, if he can see through the pacers with the shiny ball then the century will be on cards and he might go on to score double hundred, who knows.”
Rohit Sharma in test cricket has been in and out since his debut. The major part of his test cricket has been affected by the injuries and that’s the reason he has played just 32 test matches since his debut in 2013.
KL Rahul has also been ruled out of the series and this increases the pressure even more on the shoulders of the newly elected vice-captain. Sharma will be excited to bat on Australian soil.
Rohit Sharma in an interview told that he had a dream of playing two tests on Australian soil.