Rohit Sharma disagrees with India captain Virat Kohli over MS Dhoni role

Heather Diaz
January 13, 2019

In February previous year, Shankar's big match temperament was put to test against a quality Bangladesh attack but the Tamil Nadu captain has come a long way since then.

India on Sunday called up all-rounder Vijay Shankar and batsman Shubman Gill for their Australia and New Zealand tours after Lokesh Rahul and Hardik Pandya were ordered home in disgrace over comments made about women.

Part of India A's tour of New Zealand in November, Shankar was the highest run-getter in the three 50-over matches, scoring 188 runs at an average of 94.

Gill has been rewarded for his consistent performances with the bat in Ranji Trophy and India A matches.

Harbhajan Singh has batted for wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant inclusion in the Indian ODI team and has also backed MS Dhoni to regain his form.

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The last 365 days must have been the best days of his life as he went into the 2018 ICC under-19 World Cup with the Prithvi Shaw-led Indian team nearly this time a year ago and was one of the main reasons why India put on an invincible show and won the tournament without breaking a sweat. Following his under-19 triumph, he had a good IPL stint with Kolkata Knight Riders and was quite successful for India A in nearly all the series he took part in. Shubman has had a brilliant first-class season, tallying more than 1000 runs in 9 matches.

Deputy Editor Andrew arrived at ESPNcricinfo via Manchester and Cape Town, after finding the assistant editor at a weak moment as he watched England's batting collapse in the Newlands Test. Andrew began his cricket writing as a freelance covering Lancashire during 2004 when they were relegated in the County Championship.

"Obviously, my all-time favourite is Sachin Tendulkar". And with him, he tries to keep things very simple and I am pretty similar to that'. "It will be very hard", he said in an interview with us in 2017. We need to go out there and play cricket.

Shubman Gill couldn't wait to tell his parents when a flood of late-night messages confirmed he was bound for New Zealand with India's cricket team. I have completed my 10 over quota in a lot of Hazare games and got breakthroughs.

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