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Backing Rohit Sharma Not Solely For Runs, However To Play Match-Altering Knocks In England: Aakash Chopra

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Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra expects groundbreaking blows from batsman Rohit Sharma in the upcoming test series against England. India and England will begin a five-game test series starting Wednesday, starting in Nottingham. Aakash Chopra believes that for India to win, Rohit Sharma must not only produce runs, but also game-changing innings.

Since Rohit Sharma began opening test cricket in late 2019, the opener’s career has developed well. The right-handed batsman has appeared in 38 Tests, scoring 2,615 runs at 46.7, with seven centuries including a best of 212. But Rohit only played one Test in England in 2014 when he made 34 runs. Therefore, the expertise of James Anderson and Stuart Broad will present him with a daunting challenge.

Aakash Chopra (Image credit: Twitter)

Aakash Chopra stressed that the big players have to deliver for India and believes that the tourists have to seize the key moments of the game. The 43-year-old hopes Rohit Sharma will produce groundbreaking hits and support Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant alike to outdo each other.

“The big players have to deliver for Team India in England. Every time we travel to England we experience these key moments, but India needs to pick up the movements and move forward. This time I’m not only supporting Rohit Sharma for runs, but also to play some match-change knocks. I hope for the same from Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant. ” Chopra tells on his YouTube channel.

In the absence of Mayank Agarwal, I will choose KL Rahul as the opener: Aakash Chopra

KL Rahul scores a century in warm-up against County Select XI (Photo - BCCI Twitter)
KL Rahul scores a century in warm-up against County Select XI (Photo – BCCI Twitter)

Aakash Chopra called KL Rahul the preferred choice for the opening in Mayank Agarwal’s absence, believing three bowlers and two spinners would be the ideal combination. The cricketer-turned-commentator expects India to do well in England, where the conditions have given it plenty of time to go to bed. Chopra understands the problems related to injury; However, he pointed out that the hosts also have a selection headache.

“In the absence of Mayank Agarwal, I will choose KL Rahul as the opener. Team India needs to find ways to address their fitness issues. Also, it would be great if they could manage to play the combination of five fast bowlers – three pacers and two spinners. Team India has been in England since June. They played the WTC final and will be in the UK all of July so they are expected to do well and have a great chance of winning the series. Yes, Team India has suffered a few severe blows, but the same goes for England without Ben Stokes. ” he added.

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