Old picture of Rohit Sharma (Pic Credit: PTI)
The series of 5 Test matches between India and England is going to start from Thursday, January 25. The first match of the series is to be played in Hyderabad. However, the team in this series India The focus will be on the spinners, who may prove to be the biggest threat to England, but the role of the batsmen will also be important. Star batsman Virat Kohli will not play in the first and second Test matches, due to which there will be more responsibility and pressure on captain Rohit Sharma in the batting order, but at the same time, he also has a chance to take a hat-trick.
Ever since Team India captain Rohit started opening in Test cricket, his performance in this format has been excellent. Then if there is an England team in front, then Rohit Sharma will be even more happy because his performance against this team has been good. Rohit has been the highest run-scorer against England in recent years and this time he will want to continue this trend with a hat-trick of hundreds.
A hat trick of centuries
Now you will think if Rohit scored 2 Test centuries in a row against England? So the answer is – no. In fact, this hat trick is not about consecutive matches, but about scoring hundreds in three consecutive series. In 2021, when the England team came to India, Rohit scored a brilliant century in the second Test played in Chennai. After this, in the same year, Team India visited England and Rohit also scored a century in the fourth Test played at the Oval in London.
Will you change history in Hyderabad?
Now once again both the teams are facing each other and Rohit will have a chance to score a century in the third series in a row. Considering the past record against this team, the possibility of this is also very high. Rohit has so far scored 747 runs at an average of 49.80 in 9 Test matches against England, including 2 centuries and 3 fifties. Not only this, Rohit will also want to change his history in Hyderabad. Rohit has not played any Test on this ground yet, while he has managed to score only 72 runs in 3 ODIs and only 25 runs in 2 T20Is.