Rohit Sharma will do well as captain against Australia in Tests: Sanjay Bangar
By SMCS - Feb 4, 2023 2:27 pm
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Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar said that Rohit Sharma will be keen on doing his best as captain in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia, starting February 9. Bangar said that doing well against Australia as Test captain will be high on Rohit’s to-do list, especially after having missed some Tests in the past as well.

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Mohammed Siraj and Rohit Sharma

“It’s a massive series for Rohit purely for the reason that whenever he was at his best, unfortunately, injuries made him sit out a lot of Test matches from 2015 to 2018. In 2018, when he was batting really well, he had to miss a Test match because he wanted to come back home to be with his family for personal reasons,” Sanjay Bangar told Star Sports.

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“He has already conquered in his own mind the challenge of batting in English conditions in Test match cricket as an opener. Against England in India, we saw what a terrific series he had at home. So he obviously would keep this at the top of his to-do mark to do really well as a captain against the Australian team,” he further added.

Rohit Sharma and Team India

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Meanwhile, Sanjay Bangar also said that Rohit Sharma should be cautious against the new ball to make sure he settles in and plays well against the spinners. Australia have travelled to India with a strong bowling attack that includes the likes of captain Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc. They have added as many as 4 spinners, including Nathan Lyon, who has 34 wickets in India, leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson, left-arm spinner Ashton Agar and newcomer Todd Murphy as well.