The first Test between India and Australia will be played at the Dalai Lama from December 17.
The first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia will be played at December Delayed from December 1 to 17. The Adelaide Test match will be day-night. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has selected an 18-member squad for the Test series against Australia. It has five players, who have played as openers at some point.
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December 15, 2020, 2:37 pm IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has selected an 18-member squad for the Test series against Australia. It has five players, who have played as openers at some point. Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Shubhaman Gill and Hanuma Vihari are the players. What is special is that neither of them can be said to be in good form and neither can be said to be out of form. One word is often used in sports – ‘good headaches’ means good headaches. Virat may have had to face the same headache before the Test match.
Mayank Agarwal confirmed the play
Out of these five players, only Mayank Agarwal is sure to play. Mayank was also included in the ODI and T20 squads. He played his first two ODIs and got off to a good start. However, he could not extend his innings. He has scored a half-century in the second practice match. In this case, one tip of the opener is sure to assign them.Also read: Australia vs Australia: Virat Kohli is desperate to break Ricky Ponting’s world record, Adelaide will witness!
Extremely Aggressive Earth Shaw
Prithvi Shaw is considered to be an aggressive batsman in the style of Virender Sehwag. But recently, they have appeared to have lost wickets immensely. In the beginning, Shaw used to play more shots and Sunil Gavaskar says that this is a big reason for losing wickets.
3 contenders for the second opener
For the second opener, there are 3 contestants in the form of Shubhaman Gill, KL Rahul and Hanuma Vihari. Of these, Gill’s claim to play seems even stronger. They look in good rhythm. His 5 points on the Australia tour are 33, 0, 29, 43, 65. Ill Lawn Border has also supported Gill’s claim. Gavaskar said it would be appropriate to open with Mayank and Gill in the first Test.
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KL and Vihari make weak claims
Rahul Gandhi and Hanuma Vihari could also be options. But the team management may want to try these two in the middle. Maybe that’s why KL wasn’t tried in a practice match alone. Vihari opener on Australia’s last tour. They also do useful offspin bowling. In such a scenario, he is likely to be selected for batting at number six. The Indian team would love to experiment with Vihari at his home in the day-night Test against Australia.