Rohit hints at Dube’s India debut on Sunday

Rohit Sharma,Shivam Dube,Virat Kohli,Indian Cricket Team,T20 Series 2019

India’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma on Saturday indicated that Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube could be handed his international debut when the hosts clash with Bangladesh in the opening Twenty20 here.

While the skipper spoke highly of young Dube and Sanju Samson, he acknowledged the Kerala wicket-keeper’s experience.

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Rohit said one of the two players could be seen in the playing XI and the way he backed young wicket-keeper, Rishabh Pant, it was clear that most likely it will Dube who will get his India cap.

“We will assess now and probably a bit before the game as well. But both (Sanju and Dube) are definitely in the fray. One of them might definitely play. You might see in playing XI. All doors are open for everyone. Anyone might come into the playing XI any moment,” said Rohit at the pre-match press conference.

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Rohit, leading the side in the absence of Virat Kohli who has been rested, backed local boy Pant, an indication that Samson may not figure in the XI.

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