Rohit Sharma is set to play for Team India in the World Test Championship final and he will have a big responsibility to get off the mark well in the crucial contest. But, he has a scary record as far as his batting is concerned in England.
In their overall Test career, Rohit Sharma has not scored a single century on English soil. Also, his average is also on the lower side against duke-balls that swings a lot in overseas conditions. Adding to that New Zealand has a deadly quartet of Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult, and Neil Wagner. All these bowlers are currently in their prime and can easily exploit Rohit Sharma over his weakness.
Rohit Sharma’s Childhood Coach Nervous About His Students Weakness Against Swing Bowling
In an interview, Rohit Sharma’s childhood coach looked a bit nervous about his student’s weakness against swing bowling. He said that the Indian opener needs to just focus on the ball and play accordingly. As per him, over the years Rohit has improved as a batsman and he will look to get off the mark well in England against New Zealand.
“He just has to focus harder there, play every ball to its merit because there will be significant movement. But talking about the recent home series against England on turning tracks, Rohit played proper cricketing shots while others seemed to struggle,” Lad told Sportskeeda.
Dinesh Lad asserted that Rohit will need some adjustment when he will take the field in England. The Indian opener is expected to struggle in the first few days but he is expected to come up with a good performance.
“So I am sure he will adjust his game in England as well because it’s all about adjusting to different conditions at the highest level. Yes, he might some face problems because the ball swings in England more than in any other country, and you have to be extremely focused in order to handle that movement,” he added.