David Warner, an Australian opening batsman, is confident of India performing well in their white-ball fixtures against Australia despite the absence of Rohit Sharma.
Rohit Sharma’s absence will be felt in the Indian team, feels David Warner, but he is confident that India have enough backup to cope with his absence. Rohit Sharma, though, has been included in the squad for the Test series.
David Warner: Rohit Sharma Will Be Missed But In-Form Other Talented Batsmen Can Take Position Of Rohit Sharma
Australia’s seasoned opener David Warner is well aware of the impact that his Indian counterpart Rohit Sharma’s absence would have on the touring side. However, at the same time, David Warner believes that Team India are well equipped to overcome this situation as they have backups and a strong depth in batting.
The SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner has seen young Indian talents like KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal do wonders in the IPL and is sure that Indian cricket has the depth to fight Rohit Sharma’s absence in the upcoming limited-overs leg of their Australia tour. India’s tour starts with a 3-match ODI series on November 27, followed by as many T20Is on December 4.
“He’s (Rohit) a big piece of their team they’re going to be missing, but they’ve got great in-form guys, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank, these guys played in the IPL so you’ve got guys in good touch and great talent and depth in Indian cricket to take that position of Rohit’s,” Warner said, as quoted by Cricbuzz.
“He’s a big hole in their team up the top, but you’ve got guys who can replace him who are in form that will do a good enough job, if not better, as we saw in India.”
After the conclusion of the white-ball leg, on December 8, the Test series will begin on December 17 with a Day/Night fixture (Pink ball Test) in Adelaide which will be India’s first overseas pink-ball Test and second after Kolkata test in 2019 against Bangladesh which was incidentally Rohit Sharma’s last test so far.
Rohit Sharma Has To Leave For Australia In 3-4 Days As Time Is Running Out For His Availability In Tests
While Rohit Sharma has been named in the Test squad, time is running out on his availability. As India head coach Ravi Shastri, on Sunday, mentioned that for Rohit Sharma to be a part of the Tests he has to leave for Australia in 3-4 days.
Rohit Sharma debuted in tests in 2013, and his last Test came in 2019 against Bangladesh. The 33-year-old recently was promoted as an opener in tests and the move paid rich dividends as he averages 92.67 as an opener in 6 innings where his career-best score of 212 came too against South Africa in 2019.