Playing 11 for
2nd Test against
By -CricAngel Team
It is highly unlikely that Rahul Dravid will make any changes to the opening combinations.
Mayank Agarwal is certain to open along with Shubman Gill.
In his short test career, Shubman Gill proved to be one of the finest test openers for India.
He will continue to open for India against New Zealand in 2nd test at Mumbai.
Despite being under the radar, Cheteshwar Pujara is still one of the most important batsmen for Team India.
It is sure that he will be coming at no 3 position.
With skipper Virat Kohli coming back to join the squad, it will be Shreyas Iyer who will be making the way for him.
Vice Captain - Ajinkya Rahane got the backing from Coach Rahul Dravid who said that Rahane is just one innings from returning to form.
If Saha recovers from the stiff neck than he will be coming into playing 11.
In case he is not able to recover then Bharat will be slotted in his place.
Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja is the key ingredient of team India and will come in at No 7.
In just 4 test matches, Axar Patel has taken 33 wickets. With another rank turner expected, India will continue to play 3 spinners in Axar, Jadeja & Ashwin.
One of the greatest spinners in recent years - Ravi Ashwin who overtook Harbhajan Singh wickets tally in test cricket will continue to lead the spin attack for India.
In place of fast bowler Ishant Sharma who was struggling to get into rhythm, India might be tempted to play Mohammed Siraj.
Despite going under the radar, Umesh Yadav is the fast bowler who is the beast in India in terms of wickets.
The bowl with which he dismissed Kane Williamson was a real gem of delivery.