IND vs AUS: If not now then when..after seeing the figures of Shubman Gill, Harbhajan sided with Rahul! View statistics here
Shubman Gill scored his first Test century against Bangladesh.
The first match of the Test series between India and Australia will be held in Nagpur.
New Delhi. Team India’s ordeal is going to start from 9th February. This is because, if a team like Australia has to bite the dust if they want to qualify for the final of the World Test Championship (WTC). There is 3 days left and there is talk all around about the Border Gavaskar Trophy. The important issue is who should open the innings with captain Rohit Sharma? India has two options, one young batsman Shubman Gill and the other KL Rahul.
Till last year, KL Rahul was a regular opener. But when Shubman Gill got a chance, he brought such a storm of records that captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid were forced to think. We are not saying this, Gill’s figures and the best form of his career. Meanwhile, former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has also shared his views on this issue. Let’s first look at the statistics of these players as openers in 2022, after that let’s see what Harbhajan said.
Shubman has played less Tests than Rahul
Let’s talk about KL Rahul first. He has played a total of 4 Test matches in 2022. In which Rahul scored only 137 runs at an average of 17.12 and did not score a single century. But talking about young batsman Gill, he played only 3 Tests and scored 178 runs with the help of 1 century. During this, his average was 29.66. Apart from this, everyone is aware of the recent form of this player. After which Gill will be the first option as an opener.
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Rahul’s records in all three formats are bad – Harbhajan Singh
Talking on his YouTube, Harbhajan said, ‘I would like to see Shubman Gill as an opener along with Rohit Sharma. He is in excellent form at the moment. Looking at his form, the team should be given a chance because he may not be in this form after 2 months. However, KL Rahul also has the potential, he has everything a batsman should have. But with Rahul, his ODI, T20 and Test figures are not there.
He said, ‘Shubman has better records as an opener than KL Rahul. If India wants to win the series, Shubman Gill should be with Rohit Sharma. I would say that India should start well, because after scoring so many runs, such a player should be in the playing XI. Not in one match but in the whole series. I would like the management to take the right decision and feed Shubman Gill.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 06, 2023, 12:45 IST