India's Rohit auditions as opener as South Africa face spin test

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  • Monday, 30 Sep 2019

FILE PHOTO: Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup - Bangladesh v India - Edgbaston, Birmingham, Britain - July 2, 2019 India's Rohit Sharma celebrates his century Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Limited-overs batting stalwart Rohit Sharma will have another chance to resurrect his stop-start test career, but this time as an opener, when India kick off their three-match home series against South Africa at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

India axed struggling opener KL Rahul after he went 12 test innings without a 50-plus score and struggled on the recent tour of West Indies where India won both the matches to top the World Test Championship table.

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