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Last chance to ‘Test’ openers

DNMUM423829 | 10/10/2018 | Author : Chander Shekhar Luthra | WC :656

Hyderabad match against Windies will tell who will be Virat Kohli’s choice to open in Australia

New Delhi: There are just five days of cushion period in Hyderabad left for Team India before getting into the Aussie grinding in Brisbane starting on December 6. The struggling West Indian side is the most suitable opportunity for Indian selectors to test one remaining opener, Mayank Agarwal, before shutting their minds away from Shikhar Dhawan or Murali Vijay finally.
With the final Test starting on Friday, Agarwal’s claim for a Test debut has even got stronger with the failure of KL Rahul in the opening game at Rajkot. The 27-year-old Karnataka batsman may have been ignored till now, but with his over 1,000 runs in last domestic season, there can hardly be any argument over the fact that India have no choice but to look ahead.

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