The selectors will not work ahead of Dravid and Rohit, 6 big players will be out in one stroke!
First Test between India and Australia from February 9
First Test match to be played in Nagpur
New Delhi. The Indian cricket team is ready for its most difficult series. From February 9, the 4-match Test series between India and Australia is going to start. Talks are still being done about the playing XI of Team India. Vice captain KL Rahul also said in the press conference that nothing is clear yet. Captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid are discussing some places.
There are only a few hours left in the Nagpur Test and there is a doubt on who will be the wicketkeeper in the playing XI. It is believed that KS Bharat can be preferred over Ishaan Kishan. At the same time, the debut of Suryakumar Yadav is also being considered as fixed. Apart from this, there are many such names who are going to be dropped by coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma. Out of the 17 players that the selectors have prepared, 6 will have to wait for the time being.
Rohit and Dravid will drop 6 players
The selectors have given a total of 17 players in the squad for the first two Tests against Australia. Now only 11 players are going to fit in the playing XI that Rohit and Rahul will prepare, so it is certain that 6 will sit outside. There can be many big names in this. Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Ishaan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Akshar Patel, Umesh Yadav, and Jaydev Unadkat may have to sit out.
India’s possible playing XI
Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, KS Bharat (wk), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 08, 2023, 17:29 IST