India were forced to make multiple changes to their Test squad for the Bangladesh series because of injuries to a number of their key players including Rohit Sharma.

Apart from Rohit, senior pacer Mohammed Shami and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja were ruled out with injuries. The Indian team management is still hopeful of Rohit returning to the scheme of things for the second Test match but Shami and Jadeja are out of both Test matches.

Rohit's absence will only make head coach Rahul Dravid's job easier, feels former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif.

Kaif agreed that Rohit's experience and his captaincy skills will be missed but added that it solves the headache of choosing the openers from Rohit. KL Rahul and Shubman Gill

"If Rohit was there, they would have struggled to pick the top two because Shubman Gill is there and KL Rahul is there. Now that Rohit Sharma is not there, we are sorted, then we can have GIll and Rahul opening for the first Test. No.3 will be Pujara, four will be Virat Kohli, five Shreyas Iyer, six Rishabh Pant and then five bowlers with Ashwin and the others coming in. Since Rohit is not there, selection will become a bit easier for Dravid," Kaif said in a select-media interaction organised by Sony Sports Network ahead of the first Test match. India have included Abhimanyu Easwaran as Rohit's replacement for the first Test but the chances of him getting a match are slim. Easwaran, for his part, has been in great form, notching up two solid hundreds in the four-day games against Bangladesh A.