Who will open the innings with Rohit Sharma in the WTC final? Mike Hesson told this name


New Delhi: Team India has to face in the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand from 18th of this month. Before this match, Team India has reached England and has started preparing fiercely. Before this big match, questions are being raised on who should open with Rohit Sharma in the WTC final.

Mike Hesson told the name of this player

Long-time New Zealand coach Mike Hesson advised the Indian team management to field Mayank Agarwal as an opener in the WTC finals. He also said that playing two Test matches against England before the WTC final could become a workload management issue for New Zealand.

Gill has opened with Rohit

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill have been opening the innings for India recently and Hesson also feels that the Indian team management will not change it but believes that Agarwal should be given a chance. Agarwal had scored the most runs for India in the two-Test series in New Zealand last year. He was one of the four batsmen to score a half-century for India.

Hesson told PTI, ‘He will probably go with Rohit and Shubman but I think Mayank’s name should be considered. He has faced their attack in New Zealand and he has good experience playing Kiwi bowlers. ‘India has not got a special opportunity to practice before the WTC final to be held in Southampton from 18 June due to restrictions related to Kovid-19. On the other hand, New Zealand’s team is playing a two-match series against England but Hesson did not want this.

He said, ‘It (playing three consecutive Test matches) can be a big issue. New Zealand will have to look at their bowling attack and therefore will probably play Trent Boult in this match (the second Test against England starting on Thursday). This will give rest to the other fast bowlers as there is only a gap of four days in each Test match. In such a situation, the workload management of the rest of the bowlers is a big issue.


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