“It’s going to be a tough one. We know a lot of guys are in good form, that’s a good sign for the team. You have selection issues and it says a lot about the guys performing. That’s quite crucial from the team’s perspective, what we have to do is go to each venue, see the pitch and pick the best eleven. We have been doing that in the past and we will be doing that going forward,” Rohit mentioned.
When requested particularly about his alternative between Suryakumar Yadav and Shubhman Gill as there are sufficient indications that workforce administration will not drop an out-of-form vice-captain KL Rahul. Rohit, with out disclosing a lot, answered: “Tomorrow 9 o’ clock at toss.”
Gill’s glowing type is essential and so is Suryakumar’s unbelievable means to tame a raging bull like Nathan Lyon and the Indian captain made it clear that as a lot emphasis there can be on constant type, the abilities appropriate for a specific floor will decide the enjoying eleven.
“Message to the boys is very clear. We are ready to play horses for courses. Whichever pitch, whoever we need, we have to bring them in. As simple as that. That is something we have spoken to the guys. We will have to assess conditions and see who are the right guys, so we are quite open with all options,” Rohit added.
Rohit acknowledged that Gill and Suryakumar are high quality choices for the workforce.
“They bring different things to the table for us. Gill we all know has been in supreme form in the last three to four months. Lots of big hundreds as well. Surya has shown in T20s what he is capable of and what sort of game he can bring to Test cricket as well. Both are quality options for us and we haven’t yet decided who will play among the two guys, keep in mind all aspects of the game. I will not give you guys anything today,” the skipper mentioned.
“When I say something, I mean it. You have to go by what is right for that particular Test match. You need to pick that particular guy. Things keep changing every session, every day in a Test match,” Rohit additional added on the workforce choice situation.
Rohit additionally did not spell out who can be holding the wickets for the hosts within the collection opener.
“You need to take the brave call. Rishabh was important how he batted for us. We have guys who can do that job in the middle-order. You need orthodox cricket to be played as well, we have a solid top order and all batters finding ways to score and hopefully, tomorrow we start the game, we can achieve those things,” Rohit mentioned.
Rohit additionally performed down considerations over Nagpur pitch after a bit of Australian media has already alleged that the Jamtha monitor is “doctored” even earlier than a ball is bowled.
“I just feel, focus is on playing the game. Last series we played here, a lot was spoken about pitches and all 22 are quality cricketers and not bothered about how much it is turning, how much it is seaming and all that,” Rohit mentioned.
There’s a college of thought that each Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel ought to play alongside Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin. Once more Rohit praised all 4 whereas presenting a lifeless bat.
“All four are quality and Jadeja and Ashwin have played a lot together. Speaking of Axar and Kuldeep, I think whenever they have gotten an opportunity, they have put batters under pressure. The last series we played against England, Axar got a lot of wickets (27 wickets), and Kuldeep when he played against Bangladesh, he got five wickets there.
“To have all 4 obtainable is a superb signal and three of them are high quality all-rounders, Kuldeep additionally scored essential runs for us in Bangladesh, those that can do a number of issues for us provides us nice choices and provides us depth. So all 4 obtainable is a optimistic signal,” Rohit elaborated.
The Indian captain believes that there is no such thing as a one specific approach of enjoying spinners of the calibre of Nathan Lyon.
“When the ball turns quite a bit, your strategies, preparations and methods to attain runs are completely different. You will need to have a counter-attacking methodology as properly. Spinners are fairly good and the opposition captain spreads the sector, not potential to get boundaries, so one wants to comb, reverse sweep, try to use ft.
“Most of us have grown up playing on pitches like these. Some go straight over bowlers’ heads, some go for reverse sweep. We told boys, find your own ways of scoring runs. Australia is a different ball game. They have a couple of quality spinners who can trouble us.”
(With inputs from PTI)