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Clarke credits Rohit as World’s best opener


Former Australian captain Michael Clarke credited Indian right handed batsman Rohit Sharma as World’s best opening batsman at the moment.

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India are having a smooth run in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 so far with no losses. They had to back to back good wins against Australia and Pakistan. Their next assignment will be against Afghanistan on Saturday.

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So far, Indian top order did a great job with the bat that laid a great foundation for setting big totals and as well as chasing targets easily. Indian right handed opening batsman Rohit Sharma has a special part on this achievement from India.

Rohit Sharma is in great form in recent years and he has turned out to be a finest opening batsman at the moment in World Cricket. In the ongoing World Cup also, the right handed batsman has scored two match winning tons for India.

Rohit Sharma has scored 319 runs in the tournament and he has been instrumental in providing solid starts to the team. Thus, the right-hander has scored his runs at an average of 159.50 and has scored his runs at a strike rate of 97.55.

Former Australian World Cup winning captain, Michael Clarke rated the Indian opening batsman as the best opening batsman in the world at the moment. Michael Clarke said while talking to India Today, “Right now, he is batting unbelievably. And to think back that there was so much of talk about his form coming back into this World Cup.

He didn’t have the best of the IPL as he has had in the past. But again, he has shown how important his leadership is. And I think that is underrated as well, he is the vice-captain of the side. I loved it when in his first opportunity to stand up for India, he did that as he made a hundred. And against Pakistan, he was in unbelievable form. There is no doubt in my opinion that he is the number one opener in the world”.

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