Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has been in tremendous form in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup in India. The opening batter scored 442 runs in eight matches played in the tournament so far, at an average of 55.25 along with two half-centuries and a hundred. He has given great starts to the team in the World Cup with some quick 40s and set the stage for the rest of the batters to come.
It’s been almost a decade since Rohit Sharma took the role of an opener for the Indian team in the limited-overs format. Earlier, Rohit used to bat in the middle order but didn’t have impressive records batting there. In 2013, India’s then-skipper MS Dhoni promoted him as an opening batter ahead of the Champions Trophy and things changed for the Mumbai batter after that. He had a great outing in the 2013 Champions Trophy and played a crucial role in India’s triumph. In the same year, Rohit also hit his maiden ODI double ton in the match against Australia in Bengaluru which also came as an opener.
Rohit had a great record while batting as an opener in ODIs and T20Is but still used bat in the middle order in Test until 2019 when the team management promoted him to open the innings in a Home-Test series against South Africa. Rohit, who didn’t have great records in red-ball cricket before that series, had an exceptional outing with 529 runs from three matches at an average of 132.25 with three centuries including one double-hundred.
Rohit Sharma Records/Stats as an Opener in All Formats
Let’s have a look at the stats of Rohit Sharma as an opener across formats:
Rohit Sharma Stats as an opener in Tests
Rohit Sharma Stats as an opener in ODIs
Rohit Sharma Stats as an opener in T20Is
Rohit Sharma is currently the skipper of the Indian team in the ongoing ODI World Cup at home. India have shown a dominant performance so far with eight wins from eight matches and have confirmed their berth for the semi-finals. Now the hosts will be looking to end their ICC knockout curse from the last 10 years and win their third World Cup title in front of their home crowd.