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Shoaib Akhtar wants Rohit Sharma in Team India's playing XI for the Tests against West Indies

Shoaib Akhtar feels that Team India must definitely play Rohit Sharma in the Tests against West Indies
Shoaib Akhtar wants Rohit Sharma in Team India's playing XI for the Tests against West IndiesShoaib Akhtar wants Rohit Sharma in Team India's playing XI for the Tests against West Indies
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After Sourav Ganguly, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has backed Rohit Sharma to be a part of the playing eleven for the first Test against West Indies and feels that not picking him will be wrong. The series will also kick start Team India's ICC World Test Championship campaign.

On his official Youtube channel, Akhtar said that since Rohit Sharma has been recalled into the Test squad, he should automatically get a chance in the playing XI.

"I know Rohit has been given chances to play in the Test format earlier and he has not been able to grab on to the opportunity. But I believe he should be included in the team. He is a big match-winner, and not including him will be wrong. He is in good form and he should be given a chance right away."

"When you have selected him in the squad, leaving him out of the playing XI should not be an option. I believe he will showcase his talent in the longest format of the game, he will become a great player in the Test format as well."

Akhtar also felt that the current Indian side led by Virat Kohli has recovered well after the loss against New Zealand in the semifinals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 earlier this year. The team performed brilliantly to outclass West Indies in the limited over leg of the series.

"The team has recovered well after the World Cup set back and I believe they will perform well against West Indies in the Test series."  

Also Read: Sourav Ganguly wants Rohit Sharma to open the batting in Test Cricket as well, Here's why

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