Rohit Sharma will be itching to grab Test opener role: Sourav Ganguly after KL Rahul’s West Indies failures
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has once again thrown is weight behind Rohit Sharma for Test opener’s role, saying the India batsman is too good to be left out in the cold.
Ahead of the West Indies series, Sourav Ganguly suggested Rohit Sharma be tried for the opener’s spot in Carribean but the limited-overs vice-captain warmed the benches without getting an opportunity in both the Tests.
As it turns out, Sourav Ganguly believes KL Rahul’s poor form can push the team management to try out Rohit Sharma as the opener alongside Mayank Agarwal.
Rohit has played 27 Tests for India but the white-ball specialist has not been able to seal a spot in the Test XI. Rohit has batted as high as No. 3 but he has never opener for India in Tests. He averages over 50 batting at No. 6 but Sourav Ganguly said there is no need to tamper with the middle-order after Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari’s performances in the West Indies Tests.
Rohit had been in fine form in World Cup 2019, hitting a record-breaking 5 hundreds and topping the batting charts with 648 runs in just 9 matches.