Since the time the information on India captain Virat Kohli returning after the Test against Australia has surfaced, the inquiries concerning the group mix are waiting. India has plenty of choices to open the innings on visit this time around. Be that as it may, the absence of a decent middle-order batsman without their chief will leave a major opening in the line-up.
It appears to be improbable that the batting places of Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara will be fiddled with. Be that as it may, any semblance of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are accessible to take care of in the pivotal middle-order opening. In addition, the latter has additionally cleared that he is prepared to bat anyplace for the group.
Notwithstanding, Harbhajan Singh feels that Rohit Sharma should open the innings for India in the Test match paying little mind to the circumstance. The other opener will no doubt be Mayank Agarwal who did well in Australia where he made his global presentation.
He additionally figures that KL Rahul is a quality player and can bat in the middle-order as batting position doesn't make a difference a lot to him.
“I would not change the opening combination, Rohit Sharma should open in Australia and KL Rahul can fill that slot for Virat Kohli. Rahul is too good a player to bat at No. 3, 4, or even open. It will not make a huge difference if he bats at No. 3 or opens because he is a quality player."
Harbhajan Singh gives his perspectives on Pink Ball Test
Team India is likewise set to play its first-ever away D/N Test with the pink ball on the visit. Also, Harbhajan Singh is of the assessment that the group which bowls well will have an incredible opportunity to dominate the game. He has additionally forewarned Australia from trifling with the Indian bowling assault under the lights.
“Both the teams will be starting from scratch and it will come down to who plays the better cricket and who will bowl better. The pink ball seams around a lot when it’s new but once the seam settles down it gets easier to bat. Our seamers will be looking forward to bowl with the pink ball because India has got a great line-up. Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and the others can do the damage which Australia will also look to do.”