Mayank has been named as the team’s backup opener and Rohit’s participation is a doubt which means the team might rely on him in the top order. Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see how Bharat performs if he gets his maiden call-up.
In Rohit’s absence, India could look to Bharat as an opener considering his great form for the crucial Test match. Bharat’s rock-solid defense and ability to build the innings presented a strong case for pairing with Gill.
If Rohit doesn’t recover, Gill will automatically make it to the XI as an opener. With the inclusion of Mayank Agarwal, there is a possibility that he could open up with Gill due to the fact that the Karnataka batter has prior experience of opening the batting.