3 changes India should make to win the second Test against England
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Updated - Feb 10, 2021 10:52 am
2.Mayank Agarwal for Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma endured a very disappointing outing in the first Test at Chennai. In both the innings put together, Sharma could muster only 18 runs. In fact, in his last 8 innings in Test cricket, Sharma has endured a very disappointing run. In his last 8 innings, the ‘Hitman’ has been dismissed for a score of below 30 on 6 occasions, and has not even scored in double digits in 3 out of his last 8 innings.
Mayank Agarwal can replace Rohit Sharma for the second Test. And, for all those people who give Rohit’s gargantuan home average as a reason for him to carry on, let us do some basic maths. In 22 innings at home, Rohit has scored 6 hundreds and averages 79.00. While those numbers are good, Mayank Agarwal’s numbers in home Tests are even better.
In 6 innings at home, he has already scored 3 centuries, and 2 of them have even been double hundreds. Agarwal also averages 99.50 on home soil. If Agarwal can replicate his stupendous record at home in the second Test against England, Virat Kohli and his men would be well served.