Reports: Rohit Sharma likely to be recalled for Australia Tests
He last played in whites in January this year.
Updated - Oct 3, 2018 12:28 pm
Ever since the Indian Test squad for the upcoming Windies Test series has been announced, many are left perplexed with the selectors not opting for Rohit Sharma. He was in amazing form during the Asia Cup and the form could’ve allowed him to play in the Test format as well. However, Rohit is likely to be picked for the much-awaited Test series against Australia where Team India is scheduled to play four Test matches.
According to the reports in Mumbai Mirror, Rohit might make a comeback to the Test squad on the basis of his ability to play flamboyant strokes on bouncy tracks. If at all, he gets picked, this will be the last chance for Rohit to prove his mettle in the whites having failed in South Africa earlier this year when he was preferred ahead of the vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.
Troubled Test career
Rohit Sharma has had a troubled Test career so far after making a sensational debut in 2013. In the two-match series against Windies, which also proved to be the farewell series for Sachin Tendulkar, he slammed two tons thereby assuring the fans that the Indian team is in safe hands. But since then, the talented batsman has played a very few matches and to some extent, his inconsistency is also the reason for the same.
The 31-year-old has so far played 25 Test matches over the last five years and has managed to score 1479 runs at an impressive average of close to 40. He has three centuries to his name to go with nine scores in excess of 50 as well.
However, he has more often than not struggled to prove himself overseas which is the reason, the team management hasn’t picked him. The same has happened with Shikhar Dhawan who has been finally dropped after his recent failures in England.