IND vs AUS: India’s playing XI is fixed for the first test match, Captain Rohit will sacrifice this player
India vs Australia, 1st Test: The first match of the 4-match Test series between India and Australia will be played in Nagpur from 9-13 February. The first Test match between India and Australia will start at 9:30 am. Australia has not won a Test series in India since 2004. The Test series between the two countries is being played on Indian soil after a gap of six years. In the last four-match Test series played in India in the year 2017, Team India defeated Australia 2-1.
Team India, captained by Rohit Sharma, wants to win the four-match Test series against Australia at any cost. In such a situation, Captain Rohit Sharma will field his best playing XI in the first Test match against Australia in Nagpur and will also sacrifice his big players from the playing XI.
India’s opener in the first test match against Australia:
In the first Test match against Australia, along with KL Rahul, explosive opener and captain Rohit Sharma will open for Team India. Rohit Sharma proves to be extremely dangerous on Indian grounds. In such a situation, he also has the power to score a double century against Australia in the first Test match. The opening pair of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will become the call for Australia in the first Test match.
Team India’s middle order will be like this:
Batsman Cheteshwar Pujara will be playing at number 3 in the first Test match against Australia. Star batsman Virat Kohli will be playing at number 4. Inform batsman Shubman Gill will be fielded at number 5. These days Shubman Gill is raining heavily in ODI and T20 cricket. Shubman Gill is sure to play at number 5 in the first Test match. In such a situation, Captain Rohit Sharma will sacrifice Suryakumar Yadav and Ishaan Kishan from the playing XI.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will come out to bat at number 6, who will strengthen Team India with the ball as well as the bat. Specialist wicketkeeper KS Bharat will be playing at number 7. Team India needs an expert wicketkeeper like KS Bharat for keeping on India’s spinner-friendly pitches.
allrounder and spinner:
The Nagpur pitch available in the first Test match against Australia will help the spinners to a great extent, so captain Rohit Sharma can include both Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin in the playing XI. Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin will strengthen Team India with the ball as well as with the bat.
When Ravindra Jadeja will also bowl spin along with Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin, then all these three deadly spinners will destroy the Australian team. Captain Rohit Sharma will sacrifice Chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav from the playing XI in such a way because then there is no place left for Kuldeep Yadav in the playing XI.
He will be a fast bowler:
Captain Rohit Sharma will give place to Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Siraj in the playing XI of Team India as fast bowlers in the first Test match against Australia. In such a situation, Umesh Yadav and Jaydev Unadkat will have to sit out from the playing XI.
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This could be India’s playing 11 in Nagpur Test:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, KS Bharat (Wicketkeeper), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.
Australia Test squad for tour of India:
Pat Cummins (captain), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (vc), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.