Rohit Sharma’s dream run in the 50-overs World Cup this summer, combined with KL Rahul’s dismal show in the West Indies, has propelled the ODI superstar to the opener’s slot in India’s Test squad. Now, the 32-year-old Vice Captain of India’s limited overs’ cricket team is all set for the opener’s role in the Test series against South Africa in the upcoming series to be played at home.
As the cricket fraternity awaits the outcome of this interesting move, the key question is—Can Rohit succeed as Test opener and can he finally resolve the opening woes that have troubled Team India in Test cricket in recent times?
Rohit Sharma has been considered one of the finest batting talents in the country since his junior cricket days. He has had an exceptional ODI career, with the distinction of being the only batsman in the world with three double-hundreds. Sharma’s T20 career has also been equally good and in November 2018, he became the first cricketer to score four centuries in T20 international cricket. In the recent 50 over World Cup, Sharma was in superlative form and slammed five hundreds. However, despite being a part of the Test squad for the West Indies, Rohit was not included in the playing XI.