India vs Australia 2018: Ganguly bats for Rohit’s inclusion in the playing XI for Tests

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly

Team India is about to take the flight to Australia as an important tour awaits Virat Kohli and his men. A lot of cricket pundits are talking about India’s chances of winning this time. Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly believes that it’s India’s best opportunity to win a Test series down under.

He feels that Australia without Steve Smith and David Warner will be weaker. He had compared these two cricketers’ absence with India not having Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. As per him, if the batsmen bat well, the Men in Blue possess enough strength in the bowling department to pick 20 wickets.

“If our batsmen put runs on the board, I am confident that our bowlers will do the rest. With the kind of form our batsmen are in, there is every likelihood that India will register their maiden Test series victory Down Under this time,” Sourav Ganguly was quoted as saying by TOI.

Ganguly backs Rohit to be in the Test side

The CAB President also supported Rohit Sharma’s inclusion in the line-up for the Test series. He feels that the right-hander is in top form right now and shouldn’t sit out for long. Additionally, Rohit is good off the back foot and strong square of the wicket that will help against the pace and bounce of Australian surfaces.

“If you ask me, I would bat Rohit at No. 6 and go in with three pacers and one spinner. The simple logic is that Rohit is batting at his best and you don’t leave out a batsman of his caliber when he is in such good nick. Moreover, Rohit is very strong square of the wicket which is a prerequisite for success on Australian pitches,” added Ganguly.


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