Sunil Gavaskar suggests new opening pair for 3rd Test, Shubman Gill to be pushed down the order


Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal are the two openers Sunil Gavaskar would love to see India go into the 3rd Test towards Australia with. Shubman Gill, who impressed with knocks of 45 and 35* on debut, ought to be pushed down to the center order, Gavaskar additionally stated.

“I would be keeping Mayank Agarwal. I know he’s not looked good but he’s a quality player. I would keep him in the side and open the batting with Rohit,” Gavaskar informed Sanjay Manjrekar on Sony Sports Network.

“Despite the fact that Shubman Gill has looked so good at the top, I’d look to bat him at No.5. With his approach he (might not) be too successful at the opening position also at the U19 level he was batting down the order so I think for Shubman Gill no.5 would be the ideal position,” he added.

Gavaskar recommended that Gill be performed in Hanuma Vihari’s place in the 3rd Test and that Rohit Sharma come into the XI in Vihari’s place.

The third Test is to be held from January 7. The sequence is at present locked 1-1 after India gained the second Test in Melbourne


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