Rohit Sharma can get as many as three hundreds in England Test series: Sunil Gavaskar

Rohit Sharma doesn’t have much experience of playing Tets cricket on the England pitches.

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After making an appearance in the final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship against New Zealand, India will face England in the five-match Test series. Though there is a lot of time left for the Test series, which is scheduled to start on August 4, many cricket analysts have already started predicting the scoreline and top-performers.

Former Indian skipper and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has backed India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma to deliver phenomenal performances during the five-match Test series. Gavaskar believes that Rohit needs just two to three overs to get into the rhythm and once he crosses the initial hurdle, there is no stopping the Mumbai veteran. 

The legendary batsman gave the example of the four-match Test series against Australia series saying that though Rohit didn’t score a lot of runs, he gave the opposition fast bowlers a run for their money. “In his case, it’s always the first two-three overs. Those are the overs where his front foot is not quite getting to the pitch of the ball. “

Rohit Sharma’s thing is that all the time he is looking to attack: Sunil Gavaskar

“But a couple of overs down the road, once his front foot starts reaching the pitch of the ball, then he is very good. Even in Australia, he didn’t score too many runs but the time he had to play their fast bowlers was amazing. These guys were bowling at 90 miles an hour but he actually made it look like 40 miles per hour. He had so much time to play,” Gavaskar said on The Cricket Analyst podcast.

Rohit Sharma doesn’t have much experience of playing Tets cricket on the England pitches. The MI skipper has played only one Test match in England so far – in 2014 where he scored 34 runs. However, since that series, the batsman has grown by leaps and bounds and is now renowned as one of the most intimidating opening batsmen across all formats. 

Gavaskar showed faith in Rohit’s batting as he backed the opening batsman to score as many as three centuries in the tournament. “His thing is that all the time he is looking to attack. So sometimes, the shot selection is where he gets out. But if he gets that right, then he can get as many as three hundred in this five-Test series,” concluded Gavaskar.