Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran has backed opener, Rohit Sharma, to come good in English conditions in the upcoming ICC WTC final and the five-match series against England in the upcoming summer despite his lack of experience of playing Test cricket in England.
Rohit Sharma has turned a corner in his Test career ever since he started opening the innings back in 2019 but he is set for his biggest test against the Dukes in challenging English conditions in the upcoming months.
Rohit Sharma has played just one Test in England which came in 2014 when he used to bat in the middle-order. He was overlooked for the 2018 Test series in the UK.
But, Easwaran, in an interview with Times of India, has backed the ‘Hitman’ to use his white-ball experience and come good in tricky English conditions.
“Rohit has handled the conditions there while playing plenty of white-ball cricket. And don’t forget he had hit five centuries in the World Cup there,” Abhimanyu Easwaran pointed out.
Abhimanyu Easwaran has been picked as one of the standby players for the England tour.
But with a lot of talented openers like Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul waiting in the wings, his road to Team India debut isn’t that easy.
However, the Dehradun opener feels that having such a good bench strength is good for Indian cricket, and as for him, he’s just aiming to prepare himself in the best possible manner without worrying about the competition.
“It’s great to have so many options. A strong team is known by its bench strength. I am not competing with anybody. I am just preparing myself and waiting for my chance,” said Easwaran.