After the first test at Adelaide, visitors are at the nightmare condition. The kind of performance put by the Indian Test Team is just miserable. With the coming matches, skipper Virat Kohli wont be available due to paternity leave and Ajinkya Rahane will lead the team. Visitors are struggling for the team combination as both the openers couldn’t produce the best for the team. Both Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw failed to deliver the best.
So every experts aims to put better batsman in place of Prithvi Shaw after his disappointing and devastated performance in the opening test.
Sunil Gavaskar states that if Rohit Sharma seems to be fit and healthy then he should open for the team in the test matches.
Before the commencement of the series Rohit Sharma said he is fit to play at any spot which team wants. Former Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar suggests Rohit to open the inning.
“He (Rohit) will definitely play. He is a better Test player than Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw. If he is fit then he will straightaway slot at the top of the order,” quoted by Gavaskar.
“Even in this Test, there was such a big gap between bat and pad. It was just the second delivery of the game. You want to make sure that you are playing with soft hands and as late as possible”. Said by Gavaskar on Prithvi Shaw performance.
“The whole idea in Test match cricket is not to go there because then you are leaving a gap between bat and pad, allowing for late movement to get an inside edge or sneak between bat and pad. The trick is to play as close to the pad as possible..you can play shots later but at the start, you can’t leave the gap,” added by Sunil Gavaskar