New Delhi: Former Indian team opener Gautam Gambhir estimates that in Boxing Day’s test match against Australia on December 26 in Melbourne, Team India is expected to accompany five specialist bowlers. Let me tell you that in the first Test Match played in Adelaide, the Indian team led by Virat Kohli suffered an embarrassing 8-wicket loss. In the second round of the Adelaide test match, the Indian team were reduced to their lowest score with just 36 points.
After this defeat, many questions also arise about Team India. According to former opener Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane is expected to retire at bat at number 4 in the absence of regular captain Virat Kohli. At the same time, five bowlers should have a chance in the Indian team’s game eleven. The command of Team India is now in the hands of Ajinkya Rahane, as Virat Kohli is back in India for the birth of his first child. Kohli will now be living on paternity leave.
Gautam Gambhir said on the Star Sports show ‘Cricket Connected’: ‘I want to see Ajinkya Rahane at bat at number four instead of Virat Kohli because he is the captain and in the interests of the team , he fights himself. Should promote in
Gautam Gambhir also asked KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant to be included in the game eleven. According to Gambhir, Rahul should have a chance to replace Hanuma Vihari and Pant with Riddhiman Saha. Vihari and Saha failed Adelaide’s test.
Gautam Gambhir said: “ KL Rahul is expected to fight at number five and Rishabh Pant as a wicket keeper batsman at number 6. Ravindra Jadeja in 7th and Ravichandran Ashwin in 8th should play. Other than that, India is expected to include three quick bowlers in the eleven players.
Gautam Gambhir suggested giving Shubman Gill a chance instead of fit opener Prithvi Shaw. Please say that Prithvi Shaw was able to score a total of 4 points in both rounds of Adelaide Test and technical weaknesses were also observed in his stick.
Gautam Gambhir said: “I think Shubman Gill should start the heats with Mayank Agarwal in the next test match. Currently, Prithvi Shaw, who is struggling with poor form, lacks confidence, Gill may prove to be her best option. Let us know that in the four-game test series Australia have a 1-0 lead. The second test match between the two teams will be played in Melbourne from December 26.