With the heartbreaking damage to the young and in-shape Prithvi Shaw at the most untimely minute, Virat Kohli needs to gauge the pros and cons genuinely before choosing on his playing XI for the opening Test against Australia at Adelaide.
Luckily, Skipper Virat Kohli seems to have solved the opening challenge.
Group India reported a 12-member squad for the main Test series against Australia, planned to start from Thursday at the Adelaide Oval. After just about 10 months, ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma is set to show up in whites. He last played against South Africa in January after which he stayed out of the Test side up until now.
The 12– man squad additionally comprises Hanuma Vihari as the 8th batting choice. He scored a half-century on Test making a big appearance in England and a 53 in the main innings of the training match batting in front of Rohit (40) in the line-up. In any case, it’s up to the management to choose a legitimate mix to start the series with.
Subsequently, it’s relied upon to be a straight shoot-out among Vihari and Rohit for No.6 opening.
In the bowling side, speedsters Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will pass up a major opportunity. Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah will lead the pace battery while R Ashwin will hold the obligation of turning the web around the Aussie batters.
India has announced the players’ list:
Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (WK), Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Ishant Sharma, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.