The four-match Test series between India and Australia is at 1-1. The third Test between the two teams will be played on January 7. Both teams aim to take the lead in the series by winning the match. Rohit Sharma will return to the field in this match. After being injured in the IPL, Rohit was ruled out of the one-day and Twenty20 series against Australia. In addition, he couldn’t play the first two matches. On the other hand, Shardul Thakur or Navdeep Saini will be given a chance in the team in place of Umesh Yadav.
Rohit is selected as the vice-captain of the Test team before the third Test. It is clear that Rohit will come down to the field in the third Test. However, the question arises as to whether he will open or bat in order. According to Sports Today, Rohit Sharma will open in Sydney and will replace Mayank Agrawal, who is in poor form.
According to reports, Rohit will open the innings with Shubhman Gill, who made his Test debut in the ongoing test. Mayank Agrawal has scored 18, 09 ,00 and 05 runs in the last two matches. Gill scored 45 runs in the first innings and 35 in the second innings.
On the other hand, it has not been decided which one of Saini and Shardul will make it to the final XI. For a few days, Shardul Thakur, a fast bowler and well-deserved batsman, was team’s first choice. However, according to some senior players, India’s fastest bowler, Navdeep Saini, could put the Australian team in trouble at his own pace.
Rohit Sharma joined the Indian team after the Melbourne Test after completing a 14-day quarantine in Sydney. Rohit was injured during the IPL. He then went through the Rehab process at the NCA in Bengaluru. He arrived in Australia last month.