Ahmedabad, 2/3 (AO Bureau):After the four-Test series against England, India has to play five T20s and three ODIs (IND VS ENG) against the visiting team. The Indian team has been announced for the T20 series. Rohit Sharma has also got a place in it. But there are also reports that vice-captain Rohit may be rested for the ODI series, as he is already playing before cricket was banned due to Corona last year. During this, he played the domestic ODI series against Australia, 5 T20 series on the New Zealand tour, and IPL in September-October. He is also playing in the four-Test series against England. Staying in a bio bubble for so long is very tiring mentally. Therefore, he can be given rest in the ODI series. However, in that case, the question arises as to who will get a chance as the second opener in their ODI series against England. Because Shikhar Dhawan’s name as an opener is almost certain.
If we look at the recent record, then Karnataka opener Devudatt Padikkal’s claim to fit in this role seems strong. Padikkal has been playing well in domestic cricket for the last two years. This batsman is scoring heavily in ODI, Test, and T20 formats. They are also in good form this year. It can be guessed that they are number one in the list of batsmen who have scored the most runs in the domestic one-day tournament Vijay Hazare Trophy. He has so far scored 572 runs in 5 matches at an average of more than 190.He has scored fifty or more runs in every match. During this time, he has also scored the most three centuries. Among the top-5 batsmen who scored runs, Padikkal has hit the maximum 18 sixes. Padikkal also scored the biggest 152-run innings of his career against Odisha in this tournament. In such a situation, he may get a chance as the second opener in place of Rohit. However, this will be clear only after the team selection of the ODI series