Sourav Ganguly, ‘Dada’ of Indian cricket, who is also the current president of the BCCI expressed his opinion that the Indian opening batsmen Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill have a major role to play for India’s fortunes in the ICC WTC final which is starting from tomorrow.
‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma has appeared in only one Test game in the British countryside. However, this is Sharma’s first visit to England as a Test opener. On the other hand, this will be Gill’s maiden tour of England. Former Indian team captain who spoke to India Today admitted that the Indian openers have a crucial role to play and they will have to make a huge impact for the side in the final game of the WTC for India to perform well.
Ganguly who made his test debut on England soil said, “This tour will be very crucial for openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. Not just the WTC final but also the 5 Tests against England. They will have to play out the new ball and put a price on their wickets. If they are able to do that then they will be able to set the game for the batsmen coming after them like Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, and India’s best batsman on current form Rishabh Pant.”
India will be playing against New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship starting from tomorrow at the Ages Bowl, Southampton.