IND vs AUS: Starting February 9, the Indian team will play the 4-match Test-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. The first match of this Test series will be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground in Nagpur. Talking about playing XI in the first test match of the Indian team, the mid order of the team seems very weak, in which neither Rishabh Pant nor Shreyas Iyer are present. On the other hand, after Ajinkya Rahane’s departure from the team, up to now there was no such player in his place who could confirm his place in the team with his performance.
If we talk about the playing eleven of the Indian team regarding the first test match, then it is considered to be the opening of KL Rahul with captain Rohit Sharma. While Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli will be seen playing at number 3 and 4. After this, the picture of which players the team will give a chance at number 5 and 6 is still unclear.
It is expected that KS Bharat may get a chance at wicketkeeper, while Suryakumar Yadav, who has shown excellent form in T20 cricket so far, may debut in place of Shreyas Iyer. However, it will not be easy for Surya to prove his worth in the Test format as he has yet to see any significant performance in ODIs and you can see the pressure from him being put on him.
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