The inconsistency of KL Rahul leaves room for Rohit Sharma as a test opener: Sourav Ganguly
NEW DELHI: India decimated its West Indies hosts in the Test series, sweeping 2-0; but one box that India did not mark was his initial combination, which is why the former captain Sourav Ganguly once again he has asked Rohit Sharma Have a chance at the top.
After the World Cup, India embarked on the West Indies tour with some areas and the role of some Cricket players also to be resolved, Ganguly wrote in his column for The Times of India on Thursday.
The opening is still an area to work. Mayank Agarwal looks good but you will need some more opportunities. Your partner, KL Rahul However, it has tricked into flattering and that creates an opening at the top, Ganguly said.
Even before the start of the series of two tests in the Caribbean, Ganguly had suggested to Rohit that he be entrusted with the work of a red ball starter. Cricket , considering the confidence he carries after his overwhelming success at top of the order in limited-overs Cricket .
"I had suggested earlier about trying Rohit Sharma as an opener in Test Cricket and I still believe that he needs to be given an opportunity because he is too good a player to be left out in the cold," Ganguly wrote.
After a fantastic World Cup, I think he will be eager to seize the opportunity to open in the Tests. With Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari establishing themselves very well, there is not much left to play in the middle order.
Rohit scored 648 races, including five centuries, in nine World Cup games earlier this year.
Speaking about a grim spectacle of the West Indies team led by Jason Holder, Ganguly noted the lack of application by the hosts.
"As has been clearly evident in every form of the contest, West Indies have the talent but in terms of application, they are a long way off. How they manage to resurrect themselves from here on will define the future of West Indies Cricket ," the former left-handed batsman reckoned.
Ganguly, like most of the Cricket experts around the world, is impressed by the show put up by Indian bowlers, particularly the pacers.
"The revelation has been India's fast-bowling department, especially Jasprit Bumrah. The rapid strides he has made and the way he is improving, he is sure to dominate world Cricket for some time to come.
Not only is it worth noting its speed, but also its variation and control of the line and length. It is a threat in all forms of the game and must be handled with care. Indian support staff should ensure that Bumrah stays away from injuries. The former captain wrote.
Ganguly felt that the battery of fast pitchers in the Indian ranks gives team management the opportunity to keep all pacemakers fresh with intermittent breaks.
Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami have been a good foil for him (Bumrah); and with Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and Navdeep Saini waiting in the wings, the Indian rhythm bowling department currently has the wealth of handling everyone's workload without affecting the team's balance, said Ganguly, 47.
The president of the Bengal Cricket Association concluded by saying that with that bowling talent at his disposal, India does not have to worry about preparing spin-friendly tracks during the local season.
With the current crop of fast bowling players available, India can think of playing in fields with bounce and rhythm at home too, Ganguly signed.