March 20, 2023

IND vs AUS 1st Test: Rohit-Rahul will open! So Shubman Gill can get a chance to play this number: Follow the live updates

IND vs AUS 1st Test: Border-Gavaskar Trophy (IND vs AUS) is about to begin between India and Australia…

IND vs AUS 1st Test: For the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023, which is about to start between India and Australia (IND vs AUS), both the teams will want to go with their best playing-11 (India vs Australia Playing 11). But that doesn’t seem likely due to injuries to some experienced players. Australia are struggling with injuries to their champion fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood. So the situation is slightly different for India, with Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant having two top-order spots vacant due to injuries. Stay connected with Hindi.InsideSport.In for all the latest cricket news.

Team India has no choice but to replace these two players. Finding an equal replacement for the dynamic Pant, India’s biggest match-winner in recent times, is almost impossible – India have few options to replace Iyer.

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Suryakumar Yadav has been in great form in whiteball cricket and could be an ideal replacement in the middle order. However, there are indications that India may go for Shubman Gill at No.5. On Tuesday, during India’s practice session, Gill batted in the second slot after top batsmen Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli completed their first session.

However, when Rahul was asked at the press conference whether Gill would bat at No.5, the Indian vice-captain said: “We haven’t decided on the XI yet. It’s a tough decision. There are people who have done very well and there are some vacancies so there are some discussions going on. And talking to the players.”

Whereas India will go with six batsmen, three spinners who can make it to the playing eleven. And Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Akshar Patel.

IND vs AUS 1st Test: Rohit-Rahul will open! So Shubman Gill can get a chance to play in this number

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