Should stick to Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma as openers: Wasim Jaffer

In the ODI series in New Zealand which ended on Friday, Rohit Sharma scored 145 runs in five matches, while his partner Shikhar Dhawan managed only 81 in four matches.

updated: January 31, 2014 20:00 IST
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Mumbai: Former Test batsman Wasim Jaffer on Friday expressed his disappointment at the way India openers performed in the last few overseas tours but said the team should stick to the same combination of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.

"The kind of start Shikhar and Rohit provided before the start of South Africa series, I don't think people would have even thought about (having different openers for different formats). But I am sure, the conditions were different," Jaffer said when asked whether India should have different openers for different formats.

"I am disappointed the way they have performed but I feel they should be given more opportunities, because in three or four innings, nobody becomes a good player or a bad player. We should stick to the players who are talented," the 35-year-old former India opener said.

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