“Biggest Challenge For Rohit Sharma…”- Ex Indian Star
When in good form, it will be difficult for opener Rohit and No. 3 Kohli to drop Ishan Kishan and Iyer. Rohit must, however, perform at his best.
The first ODI of the series between India and Sri Lanka is on Tuesday in Guwahati. India defeated the same opponents in a T20I series, however that India team was missing numerous veterans. In the ODIs, the hosts will benefit greatly from the return of the old guard, which includes Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Shreyas Iyer. In the 10-month period leading up to the World Cup in October–November, India has a jam-packed ODI schedule—15 games, omitting the Asia Cup—and the key will be to manage the workload while the Indian Premier League and the eagerly awaited Australia Test series are both going on at the same time.
But another injury worry involving Bumrah has complicated matters for the team’s management. Another issue with choosing the top five hitters is that there are too many candidates.
“Coming back from injury is never easy, and the biggest challenge for Rohit Sharma would be to come back into form. Which is important for a leader. Look, Rohit Sharma as a white ball cricketer for India has played tremendously well over the years and he has to continue this form and make his legacy even better. Fitness will be a challenge along with his return to form, but I have full confidence that he will be able to overcome these challenges fully,” Irfan Pathan said on Star Sports.
As India takes on Sri Lanka in the opening One-Day International of the three-match series on Tuesday in Assam, Rohit will seek to make an immediate impact.