new Delhi: After the disappointing performance of the Adelaide Test, it will be interesting to see which team will play with the playing XI in the India Boxing Day Test. Young opener Prithvi Shaw’s poor form continues, while experienced wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha has not been able to do anything. In such a situation, the probability of these players being selected in the last XI for the second Test match against Australia is less.
The batting order of the Indian team proved to be a complete flop in the first Test. This happened to Team India under captain Virat Kohli, in such a situation, there is a fear that what will happen to the team without him. At the same time, experienced Rohit Sharma will not be able to join the team before the third Test.
Shubman Gill can debut
If we look at all the equations, then Shubman Gill, who has batted brilliantly in practice matches, can get a chance as an opener.
As far as Shaw (Prithvi Shaw) is concerned, the 21-year-old Mumbai batsman’s technique, temperament and overall attitude towards the game have raised some serious questions in the Indian cricket corridors.
Along with flaws in his technique in batting, his fielding is also not of the standard of international cricket. Since the time of IPL, questions are being raised about his fielding. Along with being slow in the outfield, he also dripped an easy catch by Marnus Labuschen which put an extra burden of 30 runs on the team.
In such a situation, Shubman Gill is almost certain to land in the Boxing Day Test.
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Pant may get a chance to replace Saha
Having failed in both innings of the first Test, Saha (Wriddhiman Saha) has failed to win the confidence of the team management, in which Pant is sure to get a chance. Pant (Rishabh Pant) had scored a century in the practice match. He also played a century in the last tour of Australia (2018).
In place of 36-year-old Saha, who is at the last stage of his career, the team management may try Pant in the next three games. If the performance of Pant (Rishabh Pant) is good in Australia, then he is sure to get a chance in the domestic Test series against England.
The bat of Saha (Wriddhiman Saha) has remained silent in Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa. His name is not a half-century in these countries.
Former selector MSK Prasad said that during his tenure there were plans for Saha and Pant. He said, ‘I believe that Pant has improved his fitness in the last few months and looked in good rhythm during the pink ball practice. In such a situation, if they get a chance in the next three Tests, then I will support the team management ‘.
Mohammed Siraj’s debut fixed
Lokesh Rahul (KL Rahul) is expected to be replaced by skipper Virat Kohli on paternity leave, while Mohammed Siraj’s claim is strong in place of Mohammed Shami who was ruled out of the series due to injury.
In the absence of Kohli, the Indian team can take Hanuma Vihari to bat at fifth position. To get a place in the team in place of Shami, there is a tough fight between Siraj and Navdeep Saini. However, Mohammed Siraj, who performed better in practice matches, has a stronger claim.