IND v ENG: Rohit Sharma must work on technical shortcomings that England can take advantage of

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Rohit Sharma faces the wrath of cricket experts and fans for poor form after recovering from an injury that caused him to miss the limited series in Australia and the first two test matches. Upon his return, the Indian vice-captain has just managed to make 147 runs in his last six innings with the best result of 52.

In the big loss of 227 draws from England to Chennai earlier this week, Rohit managed to play the meager 18 runs in both innings with Joffra Archer and Jack Leach, claiming their cash registers in the respective two innings, until the Indian top order came cropper in both cases.

However, known for his aggressive beating, the 33-year-old opener often bullies his beating at home, leading former Australian spinner Brad Hogg to hope Rohit is just days away from a big hit as the second test begins on Saturday. . But the 50-year-old retired Chinese warned that the quality attack of bowling in England is aware of the wrinkles in Rohit’s armor.

“I don’t think he’s out. The only problem I have with Rohit Sharma is that England have a good bowling attack against his technique. He plays away from his body, Anderson deflects the ball, but Joffra Archer also gets that move with an extra rebound. and pace, “Hogg said on his YouTube channel.

“Sharma has to learn to leave the ball out of the stump. In the second inning he just got an absolute beauty from Leach; a very unplayable delivery. But against the left spinner, he also has to have better footwork, a little lazy sometimes with this movement of the legs against rotation. “

Hogg added: “But he is a phenomenal batsman and I expect him to score great in the next test match.”



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