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5 Reasons Why Rohit Sharma Is Best Test Opener At The Moment

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Rohit Sharma put up a masterclass of batting in tough conditions in the first Test against Australia. Sharma reached his ninth Test century with a lovely four against Todd Murphy, becoming the first Indian captain to score a hundred in all formats.

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In an era where openers struggle against high-quality bowling attacks, Rohit Sharma has easily been the most consistent of this lot. Here are five reasons Rohit is the best opening batter in Test cricket.

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Most Century As Opener Since 2019Rohit Sharma has notched six centuries in the last four years as an opening batter. None of the opening batters has scored more centuries than him. 

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Best Test Average As An Opener Rohit Sharma has been batting at a godly average of 57 since 2019. In second place is Dimuth Karunaratne whose average is just a shade above 45. 

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Improves Opening Partnership AverageWith Rohit Sharma in the team, the opening partnership average shoots up to 48. Without him, it hovers below 30. As Virat Kohli's form has nosedived, Rohit's resurgence has ensured that Indian batting doesn't take a big hit.

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Runs In Tough ConditionsRohit has been scoring runs everywhere, from the dustbowls of Chennai to the green pitches of England. Even today as others struggled at the crease, Rohit played a spotless innings.

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No Weakness Against Pace Or SpinRohit Sharma has no glaring weakness. His first overseas century in the Oval was a perfect display of his watertight technique against seams and swings. His innings today showed how adept he is against spinners as well. 

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