Rohit Sharma will return to his familiar spot, and before the initial match against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy, when the Indian team will be taking their final practice match against Bangladesh, their eyes will be engaged in some good practice as an open batsman. After registering a 45-run win over New Zealand in the first practice match due to rain, Virat Kohli would like his batsmen to play more than 26 over the previous practice match.
Rohit had played down in the batting order for the betterment of his team in the Indian Premier League but now he will start the innings. He was unable to play in the first warm-up game due to personal reasons and on Saturday evening itself he joined the team. Mahendra Singh Dhoni had decided to send him up in the batting order of India’s successful Champions Trophy campaign in 2013, after which his limited overs career changed completely. The biggest reason for India’s success was the pair of Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan who will again face a new ball in the same situation, which is similar to the previous four-year campaign. Ajinkya Rahane as opener failed in first practice match
Kohli scored a half-century in the first match and he would like to play another good innings on the field with Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni also played a good inning. It is not clear whether Yuvraj Singh will be available for the match or not. This experienced batsman also needs batting practice before the match against Pakistan. Captain Kohli would like to give Kedar Jadhav a chance.