Rohit as Take a look at opener may be thought of, Rahul’s kind a priority: MSK Prasad


Choice committee chairman MSK Prasad has hinted that Rohit Sharma may be accommodated into the Indian Take a look at taking part in XI within the opening slot at a time when KL Rahul’s kind has grow to be a “reason for concern”.

India ODI vice-captain Rohit has been in chic type of late however regardless of being within the squad, he sat out of the XI within the two-Take a look at sequence within the West Indies.

He has often performed in Checks as a middle-order batsman however with the success of Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari within the Caribbean, it’s extra seemingly that he can come into the workforce as an opener, a place during which he has excelled within the shorter codecs.

“As choice committee we haven’t met after the conclusion of the West Indies tour. We will certainly take this (Rohit as opener) level into consideration after we all meet and talk about about it,” Prasad, a former India wicketkeeper, instructed India Right this moment.

“KL (Rahul) is certainly an incredible expertise. In fact, he’s going by way of a little bit of a troublesome time in Take a look at cricket. We’re positively involved about his kind. He must spend extra time on the wicket and regain his contact and kind,” he stated.

Rahul regarded tentative on the crease all through the West Indies sequence during which he scored 13, 6, 44, 38.

Experimenting with spinners

On Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal not being a part of the T20 squad for the West Indies sequence in addition to for the upcoming dwelling sequence towards South Africa, Prasad insisted that they continue to be of their plans for the T20 World Cup in Australia subsequent yr.

Rahul Chahar and Washington Sundar are a part of the T20 squad for the South Africa sequence starting in Dharamsala on September 15. They each additionally travelled to the Caribbean final month.

“With a purpose to convey selection within the spin bowling division, we’ve got been making an attempt kids maintaining in view the T20 World Cup. Chahal and Kuldeep have been excellent performers within the shorter codecs within the final two years. They’re positively forward within the race now. It’s simply that we try few different choices now,” added Prasad.