Not including Rohit Sharma in Test XI vs West Indies will be wrong: Shoaib Akhtar

first_imgNot including Rohit Sharma in Test XI vs West Indies will be wrong: Shoaib AkhtarShoaib Akhtar said that since Rohit Sharma was a part of the Indian squad for the two-match Test series against the Windies, it was important that he should also be given a chance in the XI.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service North SoundAugust 22, 2019UPDATED: August 22, 2019 14:41 IST Calls for Rohit Sharma’s inclusion in the playing XI for the 1st Test are growing louder (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShoaib Akhtar believes Rohit Sharma “will become a great player in Tests” as wellRohit has played 27 Tests so far and scored 1585 runs at an average of 39.62Rohit had scored back-to-back hundreds in his first two Tests against the West Indies in 2013Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has backed India’s limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma to be a part of the playing XI for the opening Test against West Indies and feels that not picking the batsman will be “wrong”.Speaking on his official Youtube channel, Akhtar said that since Rohit was a part of the squad for the two-match Test series against the Windies, it was important that he should also be given a chance in the XI to go out and grab his opportunity.”I know Rohit has been given chances to play in the Test format earlier and he has not been able to grab on to the opportunity. But I believe he should be included in the team. He is a big match-winner, and not including him will be wrong. He is in good form and he should be given a chance right away,” the 44-year-old expressed.”When you have selected him in the squad, leaving him out of the playing XI should not be an option. I believe he will showcase his talent in the longest format of the game, he will become a great player in the Test format as well,” Akhtar added.Former India captain Sourav Ganguly meanwhile, suggested that the team can try out Rohit in the opener’s slot in the longest format as well.Rohit, 32, has cemented his place at the top of the batting order in the Twenty20 and 50-over formats and finished with most number of runs in the Cricket World Cup in England recently.advertisementThe only player in the world with three double hundreds in one-day internationals, Rohit bats in the middle order in the longest format but has never really flourished as a Test batsman.”The major decision is whether they want to play Rohit or Rahane,” Ganguly, who played 113 Tests, wrote in a column published in Thursday’s Times of India newspaper.”Rohit was in blistering form in the World Cup, but in Tests in South Africa and Australia, he was ‘on and off’. Rahane was not his usual self in Australia.”My suggestion would be to let Rohit carry on his good form from the World Cup and settle in the opener’s slot while Rahane continues his good work of lending stability to the middle order,” Ganguly said.Also Read | Let Rohit Sharma settle in opener’s slot in Test team, suggests Sourav GangulyAlso Read | We have a problem of plenty and that’s a great position to be in: Virat KohliAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma or Ajinkya Rahane? Big selection dilemma for Virat KohliFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Rohit SharmaFollow Shoaib AkhtarFollow India VS West Indieslast_img read more

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