Team India dominated Bangladesh in the first Test of the series, defeating the hosts by a score of 188 runs at Chattogram. As the visitors set a daunting 513-run goal in the first Test, India bowled Bangladesh out on 324 in the second innings. The home team did put up a respectable fightback by batting through the whole of day 4 but ultimately failed. On the other side, India had a strong performance with both the bat and the ball.

Cheteshwar Pujara scored 90 and 102 runs in each of the Test’s two innings, but it was Shubman Gill’s first century in the game’s longest format that broke the tie. On Day 3 of the Test, India declared a solid total of 258/2 after Gill’s spirited 110 in the second innings.

Rohit Sharma’s involvement in the next match in Dhaka is thus uncertain since Gill was a member of the starting XI for the first Test owing to Sharma’s injury. Mohammad Kaif, a former India batsman, feels that if Gill keeps turning up great performances like those in the first Test, it would be difficult to keep him out of the starting lineup.

“Due to the model they are using for Test cricket, the decision is difficult. Five bowlers are participating in the game. If you were using four bowlers, you may have changed him. It will be challenging to integrate him. If Rohit Sharma returns, he could have to wait “On Sony Sports Network, Kaif stated.

“He has the physique. If I were Shubman Gill right now, I wouldn’t worry about whether or not my pick will be made; I would consider my work complete. Nobody can prevent him from playing in every format.

In addition, Kaif suggested that India could accommodate Gill, even if it meant that one of KL Rahul or Shreyas Iyer had to be replaced.

“Shubman Gill has the aptitude, routinely scores runs, and is driven. He has also hit hundreds in ODI and Test cricket, making his 2022 spectacular. He scored in the IPL and helped Gujarat Titans win the championship.”

“Whether you have to bench KL Rahul or Shreyas Iyer for that, the space will be made, and you won’t be able to stop such a guy for a very long time. Every time he has the chance, he looks better and better. Three days from now comes the Test match; Rohit Sharma could not perform as well “Kaif stated.