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No Virat Kohli In Brad Hogg's Current World Test XI, Rohit Sharma Among 4 Indians

  • 24 May 2020 10:02:47

Previous Australia spinner Brad Hogg clarified why he kept Virat Kohli separate from his group that incorporates the best world Test batsmen.

Virat Kohli has not discovered a spot in Brad Hogg's present Test XI, including players from all over the globe. Rohit Sharma has been picked as the opener alongside Mayank Agarwal, while Ajinkya Rahane and Mohammed Shami gather together the four Indians in Brad Hogg's group. The previous Australia spinner clarified why he kept Virat Kohli separate from his group that incorporates the best world Test batsmen, for example, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Babar Azam, Ajinkya Rahane and wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock.

"Everybody will inquire as to for what reason is Virat Kohli not in this group? Be that as it may, on the off chance that you see his last 15 Test innings, just multiple times he has gone more than 31 (runs). That is the reason Virat Kohli isn't my Test group this year," Hogg said in his video blog on Facebook.

"Love the way he (Mayank) plays those spread drives and pull shots off his front foot. He has been extremely reliable. Rohit Sharma is somewhat fortunate to discover a spot in this XI. He's arrived at the midpoint of more than 90 yet has played Test cricket just in India. In any case, I love the way that he's so loose, just pushes the ball through the off side and furthermore works the ball off his legs," he included, supporting Rohit and Mayank's determination as openers.

Hogg was loaded with acclaim for Pakistan batsman Babar Azam for the way that he scored a Test century against Australia Down Under.

"He's made four hundreds yet the motivation behind why I have included Babar Azam in the lineup is on the grounds that he scored a hundred against Australia in Brisbane, when Pakistan visited Australia a year ago. It's extremely difficult for abroad groups to perform on that specific wicket however he indicated that he could and that is the reason he is perhaps the best player going around," the previous Australian cricketer said.

Other than Shami, Australia's Pat Cummins, Neil Wagner of New Zealand and Australia spinner Nathan Lyon highlighted in Hogg's Test bowling assault.

Brad Hogg's finished Test XI:

Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Babar Azam, Ajinkya Rahane, Quinton De Kock (c/wk), Pat Cummins, Mohammad Sham, Neil Wagner, Nathon Lyon.