India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma joins the India Test squad in Melbourne on Wednesday.© BCCI / Twitter
Former Native American skipper Sunil Gavaskar would like to see Rohit Sharma open with Mayank Agarwal in the third Test in Sydney. Rohit joins the third test. The inclusion of the opening batsman in the selection will be a big boost for the visitors. However, one player will have to make way for Rohit in the playing XI. Gavaskar believes Shubman Gill should hit number three after Rohit comes in and Hanuma Vihari should drop for the third test. “I’ll be opening Mayank-Rohit, Gill in the middle order, and Vihari going out for the third Test,” said Gavaskar. Sony Sports Network.
It is interesting to note that both Mayank and Vihari have not lived up to expectations, but the former India skipper supported Mayank on Vihari.
While Mayank has scored 31 runs in four innings, Vihari collected 45 in three in the ongoing Test Series.
Gavaskar also praised Ajinkya Rahane for his gritty hundred, saying the ton will drop as one of the most important centuries in Indian cricket history.
Gavaskar had said that Rahane’s brave knock had sent a message to the Australian camp that the visitors would not just lie down and be walked over.
“I believe this hundred will become one of the most important hundreds in the history of Indian cricket,” Gavaskar had said. Channel 7.
India tied the four-game streak after taking an eight-wicket victory in the Boxing Day Test.
The third test between the teams starts on January 7.
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