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‘He is a confirmed starter’: Sachin Tendulkar picks India’s opener for Australia Tests


For the primary time in his profession, Mayank Agarwal has been named in all three codecs of the Indian squad in an abroad tour. He earned his spot within the Indian T20I aspect following an impeccable run within the lately concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

Mayank garnered a large 424 runs from 11 matches at a staggering strike charge of 156.45 for Kings XI Punjab. Along with KL Rahul, he shaped probably the most promising opening pair of the match.

Mayank would possibly face powerful competitors from KL Rahul, Shubman Gill for the opener’s spot in restricted overs however legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar believes he is a sure-shot starter for the Tests.

India are gearing as much as play a full sequence involving three ODIs – beginning on November 27, three T20Is – beginning December 4, and 4 Tests – starting from December 17.

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“Mayank, I know, is a confirmed starter because he has scored big runs and if Rohit is fit and available, then he should be there. Between other guys (Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul), that will be the management’s decision as they would be knowing who’s the form man,” mentioned Tendulkar in an interview with the PTI.

Mayank had impresses many when he made his debut for India the final time Virat Kohli’s males travelled down below.

Tendulkar additionally asserted that the Australian batting line-up seems to be a lot better at this level. He mentioned, “Smith, (David) Warner and (Marnus) Labuschagne will be a factor and I am confident that the Indian team will leave no stone unturned as far as preparations are concerned. These two seniors back in the team and also with Labuschangne in there, it makes it a much better batting unit. It will be a bit more competitive series and I am sure India is ready for it,” mentioned Tendulkar.

Like everybody else, Tendulkar additionally agreed that skipper Virat Kohli’s absence from three Test matches will create a void however on the similar time, it could current a possibility to another person. Kohli will return after the primary Test for the delivery of his first youngster.

“Virat not being there without a doubt is a big void but also, on the other hand, the kind of bench strength that we have and the talent that is available, it is a good opportunity for somebody to establish himself,” Tendulkar mentioned.

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