ENGvsIND: Rohit Sharma could replicate his 2019 Heroics in Test series, predicts Sunil Gavaskar.
ENGvsIND: Legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar feels senior Indian opener Rohit Sharma will have a big role to play in upcoming India vs England five games test series, starting August 4 in Nottingham.
The former cricketer expects Sharma to replicate his 2019 ODI World Cup, England heroics again but this time in test cricket.
“We saw Rohit Sharma score five incredible hundreds in the World Cup in England two years back,” Sunil Gavaskar told PTI.
“The century he got against South Africa was on a tough pitch and cold conditions and he made the adjustments beautifully. Now two years later he is even more experienced so don’t be surprised if he repeats that performance in this series too,” he added.
The dashing Indian opener, Rohit Sharma, notably, slammed a record 648 runs in nine matches of the 2019 ODI World Cup, which was held in England. Taking his scintillating form a step forward, he scored these runs with the help of five centuries and a half-century.
The opener also looked in good control in whatever time he spent at the crease in the recent ICC World Test Championship final. He scored 34 and 30 runs in two respective innings against New Zealand.
Mayank Agarwal to open with Rohit Sharma:
Following Shubman Gill’s injury, Rohit Sharma is likely to open with Mayank Agarwal in the forthcoming five-test series against England.
Both the openers had a sensational partnership in the last South Africa home series. Agarwal and Sharma scored double hundreds in the matches against South Africa and took India to a confident position.
Shubman Gill earlier sustained a shin stress injury due to which he will have to sit out for at least eight to ten weeks. The opener is ruled out of the entire test series against England.