Sanjay Bangar underlines Australia series as crucial for Rohit Sharma

image-ldok1rayRohit Sharma (Source: Twitter)

The battle between two of the best sides in world cricket is about to commence as India takes on Australia in the four-match Test series that is crucial for their World Test Championship (WTC) chances.

However, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has dealt with a lot of injuries of late because of which he has missed out on plenty of action for his side. 

Now, former Men in Blue coach Sanjay Bangar has commented on the importance of this series as he pinpoints the fact that Sharma hasn't featured in many Test matches in the past few years but his wonderful performance against England ensured him of his capabilities.

"It's a massive series for Rohit purely for the reason that whenever he was at his best, unfortunately, injuries made him sit out a lot of Test matches from 2015 to 2018. In 2018, when he was batting really well, he had to miss a Test match because he wanted to come back home to be with his family for personal reasons,"

Bangar commented on how this Australian challenge is something that he would like to stamp his authority on as they are one of the top sides in the world. Moreover, he feels that the right-hander has the potential to make a big impact on the series.

"He has already conquered in his own mind the challenge of batting in English conditions in Test match cricket as an opener. Against England in India, we saw what a terrific series he had at home. So he obviously would keep this at the top of his to-do mark to do really well as a captain against the Australian team."

India will face Australia in the first Test to be played from 9th February in Nagpur.

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