According to me Rohit Sharma will open the innings with Mayank Agarwal. As MSK Prasad mentioned in the press conference that the selection committee wants to give Rohit Sharma an opportunity to make a test comeback after repeated failures in the past. But we know how Rohit Sharma has matured as a player over the years. Specially since 2018. He is in his prime form in ODI’s & t20.
India, despite being the top ranked team have struggled with opening pairs. Since 2018 India have tried out seven openers in Tests - KL Rahul, Murli Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Parthiv patel, Hanuma Vihari, Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal. So it’s high time the team experiments with an experienced player like Rohit Sharma and hopes he stands up for the situation.
Gill earning his test call would be under serious pressure if he is asked to open the innings. I don’t doubt his talent but let him watch a few games and take time to settle down is all I think. If selected in the playing 11 he’ll make the middle order even stronger as Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari look solid in the middle order.