The Indian team suffered an 8-wicket loss in the Adelaide Test match. The defeat was acceptable to all, but the most embarrassing thing was that the Indian team collapsed on a total score of 36 runs. In such a situation, the big news is coming before the second Test match in Melbourne. The Indian team can enter the Boxing Day Test match with four changes, as captain Virat Kohli and fast bowler, Mohammad Shami are out of the Test series.
The Indian team can be seen with four changes in the captaincy of Ajinkya Rahane, as KL Rahul is considered to be included in the playing eleven in place of Virat Kohli, while fast bowler Mohammad Siraj gets a chance in place of Mohammed Shami. are supposed to. Mohammad Siraj can debut in Test cricket. Virat Kohli will be on paternity leave, while Mohammed Shami has a fractured hand and has been ruled out of the Test series.
India will have to make two changes in place of Virat and Shami. At the same time, reports are coming out that the opening pair of Team India can also change. Prithvi Shaw, who flopped in both innings of the day-night Test, may have to sit out. In his place, Shubman Gill can get a place in the playing XI and he can start the innings with Mayank Agarwal. Apart from this, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha can also be excluded.
Considering the wicketkeeper-batsman and depth in the middle order, the Indian team can give Rishabh Pant a place in the playing XI, as he scored a century in a warm-up match. At the same time, Wriddhiman Saha managed to play a half-century in the first warm-up match. Captain Ajinkya Rahane will also have a big responsibility on his shoulders, as he is playing in just one format and is expecting big innings, while Cheteshwar Pujara will also have to score runs.
This is how playing eleven can be
Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Hanuma Vihari, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, and Jaspreet Bumrah.