Ganguly: "Rahul has Flattered to Deceive, Open with Rohit"


After KL Rahul failed to make an impact in the 4 innings he played against the Windies in the recently concluded Test series, former skipper Sourav Ganguly believes Rohit Sharma should be given a go as a Test opener, in place of the inconsistent Karnataka opener.
"After the World Cup, India embarked on the tour of West Indies with few areas to be figured out and also the role of few cricketers," Ganguly wrote in his newspaper column. "The opening still remains an area to work on. Mayank Agarwal looks good and will need a few more opportunities to thrash out his game. But his partner is the area to be looked into. KL Rahul flattered to deceive and has not come off and that leaves with an opening at the top."

"I had suggested earlier about trying Rohit Sharma as an opener in Test cricket and still believe that he needs to be given an opportunity because he is too good a player to be left out in the cold. After a fantastic World Cup, I believe he will be itching to grab the opportunity to open in Test cricket. With [Ajinkya] Rahane and Vihari nicely settled in there is not much chance to tamper with the middle order."

India are set to play a 3-match series against the Proteas at home next month.

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