File image of India captain Rohit Sharma© AFP
With both KL Rahul – India’s preferred option for No. 5 as wicketkeeper-batter – and Shreyas Iyer on comeback trail, Rohit Sharma has said they will wait and watch how these two players go. “No one is an automatic (selection), even I am not. We have this thing where nobody is guaranteed a spot. We cannot say that ‘you are there after all’ or things like that,” Rohit said.
“Yes, some players know that they are going to play but at this point in time, playing three ODIs in the West Indies was a good opportunity to look at a few guys. In the Asia Cup, again, we will face good opposition,” he said.
The Asia Cup is scheduled to be held just before the World Cup.
“Shreyas and KL are coming off not playing anything for four months, big injuries, surgeries rather. Both had surgeries. I know, I had to undergo surgery once and how it feels afterwards, it is quite tough. We have to see, how they respond, what they do,” Rohit Sharma said.
“The selection (meeting) will be there in a few days, we will have a good debate about what we can do. But honestly nobody is an automatic choice – they all have to fight for the spot – everyone has to, whether it is a top spot or a bottom spot.
“We have got a lot of names there. We will see what is right combination for us to go in the World Cup but before we have the Asia Cup,” the India skipper said.
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