Border Gavaskar Trophy: Who should Open for India?

The 1st Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy is starting on 9th February at Nagpur. What will be the Opening Batting Pair of India?

Abishek Goswami
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India will play against Australia in the 4-match Test series of the Border Gavaskar Trophy, starting from 9th February at Nagpur. There are some questions raising about the opening batting pair of India. Shubman Gill has been absolutely incredible in recent times. Rohit Sharma has also found his form but KL Rahul hasn't impressed the fans. Debates will be going on and on, let's go through the detailed stats between Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill & KL Rahul before going for the Clash.

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Border Gavaskar Trophy: Rohit, Gill & Rahul's Test Stats


Player's Name Overall Matches Overall Innings Overall Runs Home Matches Home Runs Away Matches Away Runs Matches against Australia Runs against Australia
Rohit Sharma 45 77 3137 20 1760 25 1377 7 408
Shubman Gill 13 25 736 6 263 7 473 3 259
Kl Rahul 45 78 2604 14 885 31 1719 9 580

Rohit Sharma & Kl Rahul both have played the same amount of Test matches in International cricket. Both have represented India in 45 Tests. Rohit Sharma has scored 3137 runs while Kl Rahul has scored 2604 runs. Rahul (580) is slightly ahead of Rohit (408) in terms of scoring against Australia. On the other hand, Shubman Gill has only appeared in 13 Test matches for India. He is still under-experienced in Test Cricket, but the form he is having right now is something special to witness. Rahul can tuck in at no 5, So Gill & Rohit could be a great option for India. It will be an interesting battle to watch out for the Opening Position.

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