A day before the third Test against Australia, which begins at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday, India captain Ajinkya Rahane confirmed that Rohit Sharma will be opening the innings.

“We are excited to have him back. He has experience at the highest level. He started training straightaway. In the last couple of series, Rohit opened the innings for us, so you will definitely see him at the top,” Rahane said on the eve of the third Test.

Rohit sustained an injury during the Indian Premier League, which ruled him out of the limited-overs series and the first Test. Even though he reached Australia in the second week of December, a strict protocol saw him be under a 14-day quarantine. However, ever since joining the team, Rohit has trained hard and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has named him the vice-captain for the remainder of the series.

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