Indian stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane has confirmed that Rohit Sharma will open in the third Test, starting on Thursday, against Australia in Sydney as he spoke to the media at the virtual press conference on Wednesday.
“He (Rohit) has opened for us in the last couple of series, so you will definitely see him batting at the top,” said Rahane, while adding that playing XI will be announced shortly.
Rahane, who led India to win in Melbourne Test, also addressed the issue of uncertainty over fourth Test in Brisbane, saying BCCI and team management will take a call on it later.
“We as players will follow whatever the BCCI and the team management decides,” Rahane said.
While five Indian cricketers were earlier isolated for alleged breach of COVID-19 protocol, the skipper admitted that it’s difficult for players to follow quarantine rules when everything seems normal in Sydney.
“Outside life in Sydney is completely normal but players are in quarantine which has its own challenge. But we have to face it, we are not complaining and focusing on the 3rd Test.”
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