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5 Reasons why Rohit Sharma should be in the Indian Test team for overseas tours

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Australia v India - 4th Test: Day 3
Rohit Sharma was a part of the Indian team that played against Australia in 2015

Rohit Sharma made most of the opportunity by scoring an unbeaten 102 in the second Test against Sri Lanka in November. Sharma was at his best and looked at ease, making a Test comeback almost after 500 days.

Sharma, in limited overs cricket, has been the mainstay of this Indian batting line-up and has scored tons of runs at the top of the order. Though he has been in and out of the Test team, he can create havoc in the opposition team if given a longer rope.

Considering impeding overseas tours in the future, here are the reasons why Rohit should be in the playing XI:

#5 Appetite for big runs

Rohit has two double-century in ODIs shows his hunger for big runs
Rohit has two double-centuries in ODIs which shows his hunger for big runs

Sharma has the knack of converting hundreds into 'big daddy' centuries. He has 15 centuries to his name in ODIs, and most of them are 125 plus scores, which is remarkable in the shorter format of the game.

The Mumbai batsman is a part of an elite club of batsmen who have posted four-or-more scores of 150 plus in ODIs. The great Sachin Tendulkar, with a total of five 150 plus scores, holds the record for the same.

Rohit is the only batsmen to score two double centuries in ODIs, where some players don't have a double century even in Tests. His appetite for big hundreds is a good sign that indicates he can play long innings in Tests, which can be useful in overseas conditions.

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