Team India, who won the last Test match in Brisbane, Australia, are ready for a new series. However this time everything will be new for the team, as vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane himself has said that victory in Australia is now an old thing and now we have to face a strong team like England. While the Indian team had fewer options for the playing eleven in the Test series against Australia, especially the Brisbane Test, the team has several options for the first Test match against England in Chennai. The conditions here will be completely different for the Indian team compared to Australia in the Test match starting from February 5 and that is why it may have some difficulty in choosing the playing XI.
In such a situation, let us also take a look and understand that the players can be fielded. There is hardly any change in the team in the salami batting and once again the pair of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill started the innings. At the same time, captain Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane are also scheduled to play in the middle order. The Chennai pitch helps the spinner and the ball rotates here so keeping this in mind, Wriddhiman Saha can be replaced as wicket-keeper in place of Rishabh Pant. is. Although Rishabh Pant is better in batting, but Saha is more powerful in wicketkeeping, besides the experienced spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (if fit) is confirmed in the spin department. On the basis of experience, bowling may prefer all-rounder Akshar Patel over Washington Sundar. Along with him, Kuldeep Yadav can also be a part of playing XI. While playing Jasprit Bumrah, who is experienced in fast bowling, Ishant Sharma’s place is almost certain if he is fit.
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Akshar Patel, Riddhiman Saha, Jaspreet Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma