India made four modifications for the Boxing Day Test however there was no room for KL Rahul within the XI.© Instagram
Ahead of the second Test in opposition to Australia, former chief selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth expressed his displeasure with Indian workforce administration’s determination of not selecting KL Rahul for the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Taking to Twitter Srikkanth wrote, “Don’t get why @klrahul11 is dropped for the boxing test! #BoxingDayTest.” Earlier within the day, India named their taking part in XI for the second Test. The guests made 4 modifications as Shubman Gill is available in for Prithvi Shaw, Ravindra Jadeja for Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant for Wriddhiman Saha and Mohammed Siraj for Mohammed Shami. Gill and Siraj are set to make their debut within the red-ball sport.
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) December 25, 2020
Surprisingly, there was no room for Rahul within the taking part in XI. The wicket-keeper batsman didn’t play a single sport after the limited-overs sequence in opposition to Australia. He missed two follow matches in opposition to Australia A and the primary pink-ball Test at Adelaide Oval.
Virat Kohli will miss the remaining sequence as he was granted paternity depart by the BCCI to be with spouse Anushka Sharma for the beginning of their first little one. In Kohli’s absence, Ajinkya Rahane will lead the Indian aspect.
India XI: Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin and Mohammed Siraj.
India are trailing 1-Zero within the four-match sequence after a humiliating eight-wicket loss within the pink-ball Test.
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