Australia vs India: Sunil Gavaskar stated KL Rahul ought to substitute Prithvi Shaw within the prime order for India.© AFP
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar desires KL Rahul to open instead of an out-of-form Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill to play in center order in the second Test in opposition to Australia on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) beginning December 26. India misplaced the opening Test by eight wickets, crumbling to their lowest-ever Test rating of 36/9 in the course of the debacle. “India will look at making two changes. Firstly, maybe KL Rahul should replace Prithvi Shaw as an opener. At No. 5 or No. 6, Shubman Gill should come in. His form has been good. Things can change if we start well,” Gavaskar advised YouTube channel Sports Tak.
He did warning that if India cannot keep constructive, a 0-Four drubbing would possibly simply be on playing cards. “India have to believe that they can come back in the remainder of the Test series. If India don’t find the positivity, then 4-0 series loss can happen. But if they have positivity, why not? It can happen (comeback),” Gavaskar stated.
“India should start the Melbourne Test well, it’s necessary for them to step on to the ground with a lot of positivity. Australia’s weak point is their batting,” he added.
Gavaskar feels that the anger amongst followers after the batting flop within the first Test is pure. “It’s natural that there is anger after such a performance. But in cricket, anything can happen,” he stated.
Gavaskar additionally rued missed catches that helped decreased India’s first-innings result in a mere 53.
“Had we held on to our catches well and had good field placements, there might not have been any problem,” he stated.
“Tim Paine and Marnus Labuschagne would have gotten out early. We could have got a lead of 120 runs. Australia got ahead in the Tests because of those dropped catches. They got the lead down to 50 (53) runs,” Gavaskar added.
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