The Test series between India and Australia will start in Nagpur from February 9, it will be a big challenge for India to set its batting order.
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The Test series between India and Australia is just about to begin. From February 9, there will be a war of words between the two teams. The first match is in Nagpur and both the teams are busy preparing for the win. Along with this, consultations are also going on on playing eleven and batting combination, bowling combination. Team India Especially for setting his batting lineup has become a big task. Actually Team India is looking for the answer to a big question after Shreyas Iyer’s injury.
The question is who will replace Shreyas Iyer? There is no dearth of people to take his place in the team. Batsmen like Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav are in this team. Gill is in amazing form. He has declared himself a strong contender for inclusion in the playing eleven by scoring century after century in ODIs to T20s. However, the question is whether Shubman Gill will get a chance or not and if he joins the team then what will be his batting order?
Will Shubman Gill play in the middle order or open?
Shubman Gill started his international career as a Test opener. Gill also played some good innings on the tour of Australia but this player failed to perform consistently in this format. Gill’s test average is only 32. Although, in the form in which Gill is at the moment, it would not be right to keep him out of the team. In such a situation, will Team India think of making Gill open again in the Test? At present, Rohit and Rahul open in Tests. Rahul’s performance as an opener has also been average. His Test average is also less than 35 so will Team India sacrifice Rahul considering Gill’s good form? Will Rahul be fed in the middle order? Rahul has done well in the middle order in the ODI format and Team India can think the same in the Test format as well.
By the way, according to the reports, there has also been discussion on feeding Shubman Gill in the middle order. Gill has scored a double century in the middle order on the tour of Australia-A. Gill can play spinners well, so this player can be used there as well. What will happen to Suryakumar Yadav in the midst of all this, only time will tell.
What will be India’s probable playing XI?
Rohit SharmaKL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Shrikar Bharat, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Mohammad Shami.