Play first 10 overs as a test match: Sanjay Manjrekar


Former Indian batter and commentator Sanjay Majrekar suggested the Indian top-order to play the first 10-overs as test batters. He also thinks that India’s one (Rohit), two (Gill), three (Kohli) are formidable test batters having impeccable defensive game.

Majrekar also thinks that India needs to make sure they don’t lose early wickets. He highlighted the importance playing the new ball well and gives the example of Rohit Sharma in 2019 WC. Rohit Sharma played out the first 10 overs in WC 2019 cautiously, which made him score those 5 centuries.

Sanjay Majrekar says,

See, fortunately for India, number one, two, and three, when Virat bats at number three. They are three very good test batters. And you might talk about 50 overs being a one-day match and white-ball cricket and all that. But the start of a 50 overs game is not like a T20 match,

I think there are some serious test cricket skills needed, and then Rohit Sharma got these five hundreds in the last World Cup. I remember him respecting the bowling in the first 10 overs. And these three guys – Gill, Rohit Sharma, and Virat – who have excellent credentials as defensive test batters, that is the game they’ll have to bring. If they don’t lose early wickets, then it’s just their game,

Sanjay Bangar applauds KL Rahul’s versatility

Talking about KL Rahul, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Bangar highlights the keeper-batters versatility. Highlighted the fact that KL can also play as a opener when needed apart from been the no. 5 batter. Talking about KL and Rohit together in practice camp, Bangar thinks that team management can play KL Rahul as a opener too.

Former Indian batting coach says,

KL and Rohit were batting together in pairs. Thus, it means the team management might have this thought on their mind that whether KL Rahul can be utilized as an opening batsman. I don’t think this is their first option, but obviously, they want to give their best chance for that, or they want to keep an option with them,

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