KL Rahul or Rohit Sharma: MSK Prasad drops a huge hint regarding opening position

Rohit was part of the Test squad for the 2-match series in the West Indies but he did not get to play either game.
KL Rahul or Rohit Sharma: MSK Prasad drops a huge hint regarding opening position Rohit Sharma is the most dangerous opening batsman in the shorter formats but is yet to seal a permanent berth in the Test team. (Photo: Twitter)
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Team India is back from West Indies after whitewashing the host 2-0 in the Test series. There were some outstanding performers throughout the test series both with bat and ball.  While Bumrah and Ishant ripped through the Windies batting lineup, Indian batters Hanuma Vihari and Ajinkya Rahane scoring centuries.

With South Africa coming for a tour India's biggest concern in Tets matches will be the opening slot. While Mayank Agarwal showed promise with bat, KL Rahul's poor form with bat continues. The opener from Karnataka failed to even register a single half-century and with former players backing Rohit Sharma for the opening slot, Rahul could soon find himself Warming the bench.

India chief selector MSK Prasad has said he is worried about KL Rahul's poor form in Test cricket and indicated it might be time for Rohit Sharma to step up as an opener in the five-day format as well.

"As selection committee, we haven't met after the conclusion of the West Indies tour. We will take this (Rohit as an opener) point into consideration when we all meet and discuss it," said MSK Prasad in an exclusive interview to India Today.

"KL (Rahul) is definitely a great talent. Of course, he is going through a bit tough time in Test cricket. We are definitely concerned about his form. He needs to spend more time on the wicket and regain his touch and form," he added.

Rohit Sharma is the most dangerous opening batsman in the shorter formats but is yet to seal a permanent berth in the Test team. He was part of the Test squad for the 2-match series in the West Indies but he did not get to play either game.

India next plays South Africa at home in a three-match T20I series, which will be followed by three Tests. The Test squad is yet to be announced and the big question is if Rohit will be given a chance to prove himself in the Test format.

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