New Delhi: Rohit Sharma, the star hitter for the Indian team, has been excluded from the Test series against South Africa. The senior opener was injured during practice.
Indian A team captain Priyank Panchal has been announced as his replacement. Rohit Sharma’s performance in the last test matches has been excellent. He scored a lot of points in the Test series against England in July-August. Rohit’s absence on an important tour like South Africa is a big setback for Team India.
After the release of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul will now open the sleeves with India with a new partner.
Let’s take a look at the three players who can go out to bat as an opener instead of Rohit.
Priyank Panchal: The young hitter can play his first game for India on a tour of South Africa. The right-handed batsman has scored many points for Gujarat in national cricket. Priyank, 31, has played 100 first-class cricket matches, in which he scored 7,011 Runs with an average of 45.52. He also has experience playing in South Africa and wouldn’t be surprised if he had a chance in the first test starting on December 26.
Mayank Agarwal: The Test series against New Zealand was a great one for this Karnataka batsman. He was the series’ top scorer and won the man of the match award in the second test, played in Mumbai. Mayank scored a century in the opening innings of this game and half a century in the second. Most cricket pundits say Mayank should be included in the Test Series XI against South Africa.
Hanuma Vihari: Vihari hasn’t had a chance to play for India since the Test Series against Australia earlier this year. This right-handed batsman opened for the Indian team in practice matches. In such a situation, his name is also included in the race for the opening slot.