Former India batsman VVS Laxman feels Rohit Sharma would replace out of shape batsman Mayank Agarwal in the upcoming third Test towards Australia.
India opener and limited-overs deputy Rohit has already been named because the vice-captain for the remaining two Test matches towards Australia. Rohit, who joined his teammates after finishing his 14-day quarantine interval on December 30, will take over the reins from Cheteshwar Pujara.
Laxman mentioned Rohit has been an everyday opener for India because the South Africa collection and with the “Hitman” in enjoying XI it will be an ideal alternative for the guests to go 2-1 in the collection.
“Well, Yeah! Definitely one of the batsmen has to miss out, probably Rohit Sharma will come in place of Mayank Agarwal, because Rohit, since the South Africa series has been a regular opener he has a tremendous record, as an opening batsman,” mentioned Laxman completely on Star Sports present Cricket Connected.
“I think The Indian cricket team will be very pleased to have Rohit Sharma back, especially when Virat is not there, you want more experience in the Indian dressing room, because now is the perfect opportunity for us to go 2-1 in Sydney and then probably win 3-1,” he added.
Laxman lavished reward for the opening batsman and mentioned Rohit`s fashion of batting could be very fitted to the Australian wicket.”Rohit Sharma himself would like to showcase his talent, because I always feel that his style of batting and talent is very suited for the Australian wicket,” mentioned Laxman.
“So, if he gets his eye in, if he sees through the new ball, I`m sure that a big hundred is on the cards as far as Rohit`s batting is concerned,” he added.
After a horrendous present in the primary Test which noticed the guests getting bundled out for 36 in the second innings, India staged an epic turnaround in Kohli and Mohammad Shami`s absence to clinch the Boxing Day Test final week.
Laxman credited the staff and the help employees for the Boxing Day Test win and mentioned one ought to by no means underestimate the Indian Cricket Team.
“Well, I think, see a lot can be talked off the field but I think the reply, and a very a fitting reply has been given by the Indian Team. It`s obvious that once you`re bowled out for 36, various Cricket experts will think that Virat Kohli leaving the series and Shami being ruled out, the Indian team could sort off disintegrate and could result in very poor outings in the remainder of the series,” mentioned Laxman.
“But credit to the entire team, support staff, the way they bounced back positively. I would say to my viewer friends and experts, never rule out anything, especially not the Indian Cricket Team,” he added.
The four-match collection between India and Australia at present stands levelled at 1-1 and the third Test is slated to be performed on the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 7.Both the Indian and Australian lineups moved to Sydney on January 4. On January 2 and three, the groups had skilled in Melbourne solely.