The Australian wickets suit Rohit Sharma’s batting style and if he can see off the pacers with the new ball, the Indian vice-captain can conjure an enormous century within the Sydney Test, reckons former India batsman VVS Laxman.
An injury during the IPL forced Rohit to miss a serious a part of the Australia tour, where India lost the ODI series, won the T20 assignment and therefore the Test series is locked at 1-1.
Laxman feels struggling opener Mayank Agarwal, who has many 17, 9, 0, 5 within the first two matches, will move for Rohit within the Sydney Test, starting Thursday.
“The Indian cricket team are going to be very happy to possess Rohit Sharma back, especially when Virat isn’t there. you would like more experience within the Indian room , because now’s the right opportunity for us to travel 2-1 in Sydney then probably win 3-1,” Laxman said on Star Sports’ show ‘Cricket Connected’.
“Rohit Sharma himself would really like to showcase his talent, because I always feel that his sort of batting and talent is extremely fitted to the Australian wicket.
“So, if he gets his eye in, if he sees through the new ball, I’m sure that an enormous hundred is on the cards as far as Rohit’s batting cares ,” he adde.
Rohit has featured in just 32 Tests since making his debut in 2013.
Laxman also said that Indian team fought back in splendid fashion after the Adelaide Test debacle.
“See, tons are often talked off the sector but i feel the reply, and a really a fitting reply has been given by the Indian team.
“It’s obvious that when you’re bowled out for 36, various cricket experts will think that Virat Kohli leaving the series and (Mohammed) Shami being ruled out, the Indian team could sort off disintegrate and will end in a really poor outing within the reminder of the series but credit to the whole team, support staff, the way they bounced back positively.