Skipper Rohit Sharma will be one of the most important assets of the Indian cricket team in the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) finals. He has been one of India’s mainstays in the opening order in the last few years.
Rohit Sharma would be aiming to end India’s trophy-drought in International Cricket Council (ICC) events in the upcoming WTC finals. He marshals his troops extremely well and uses his resources really well.
But more than Rohit Sharma the captain, we would want to see Rohit Sharma the batter. A good start at the top for India can weave wonders in this all-important WTC finals.
In this article, we take a look at 3 reasons why Rohit Sharma can have a good WTC final at The Oval:
1. Rohit Sharma played well in England in the last tour
When India had toured England in 2021, Rohit Sharma played exceedingly well as an opener in that series. He finished as India’s highest run-scorer in that series as he scored 368 runs in 4 games.
Sharma had a stellar average of 52.57 and he would be extremely confident from that series.
2. Captaincy pressure never burdens him
One thing we absolutely love about Rohit Sharma is that he is a natural captain. The Mumbai-based batter has won 5 Indian Premier League (IPL) titles and has a good record in the international arena too as a skipper.
His captaincy is quite astute and more often than not, it brings out the best in him when he is batting. All these things can make him have a good WTC final with the willow.
Rohit Sharma can definitely back himself to guide India to a sensational victory against Australia in this final.
3. He recently smashed his maiden Test hundred as captain
Deriving confidence from his 100 against Australia at Nagpur in the 3rd Test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023, Rohit Sharma can have a good outing in England. Sharma also had become the first captain of India to score a century across all 3 formats for India as the skipper.
Rohit Sharma had also crossed 3000 Test runs and this would infuse a lot of confidence in his batting when he plays in England.
Overall, Rohit Sharma loves shattering records with his blazing blade and he would be looking to do that once again when he plays against Australia in the WTC finals from 7th June 2023.
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