AUS vs IND, 2nd Test: India Name Playing XI, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja In; Prithvi Shaw, Wriddhiman Saha Dropped | Cricket NewsDecember 25, 2020
India on Friday named their enjoying XI for the second Test towards Australia beginning December 26 with Test debuts handed to Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj. Gill is available in for Prithvi Shaw and is more likely to open the batting whereas Siraj replaces the injured Mohammed Shami. Rishabh Pant replaces Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps at the same time as Ajinkya Rahane steps as much as lead the workforce within the absence of Virat Kohli. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has additionally been included within the XI as India go in with 5 bowling choices for the Boxing Day Test.
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Mayank Agarwal will almost certainly have a brand new opening associate in Gill at the same time as Cheteshwar Pujara, Rahane and Hanuma Vihari occupy the middle-order slots.
Ravindra Jadeja is more likely to bat No. 6 adopted by wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who loved a superlative Test tour to Australia in 2018-19.
In the absence of Mohammed Shami, who suffered a fracture in his proper arm, India have bolstered their bowling assault by together with Jadeja along with handing a debut to quick bowler Siraj.
Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav are the opposite quick bowlers whereas R Ashwin is the specialist spinner.
Shaw, who returned scores of zero and four within the first Test in Adelaide was dropped whereas Wriddhiman Saha, a specialist ‘keeper, was benched within the favour of extra aggressive batsman Pant.
Pant accrued 350 runs from 4 Tests at 58.33 on the 2018-19 and the file in Australia held him in good stead for a spot forward of Saha.
Gill, who scored a half-century within the warm-up recreation in Sydney, will make his Test debut virtually two years after making his ODI debut, towards New Zealand in early 2019.
He has scored 2270 runs from 23 first-class video games at 68.78 with seven centuries.
Siraj, who has 152 first-class wickets at 23.44, will make his Test debut after having made his ODI debut additionally towards Australia in 2019.
India XI: Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
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