Ind vs Aus 1st Test Playing 11: Currently Shubman Gill is in excellent form. At the same time, KL Rahul is struggling with poor form.
The stage is set for the Test series between India vs Australia (IND vs AUS). Both teams are already busy in practice. However, there is a serious debate on the playing 11 to field in the first Test. Speculations in the Team India playing-11 are particularly rife on the opening pair. Many former cricketers have said that Shubman Gill can open with Rohit Sharma in the upcoming match against Australia. The promotion was announced based on Gill’s recent impressive form. With this, KL Rahul’s order will change.
Currently, Shubham Gill’s bat is raining runs. If you look at his batting average in ODI cricket, you can understand Gill’s current form. Also, it is known that this batsman recently scored a century in T20 cricket as well. KL also performed better than Rahul in the Test matches played last year. In such a situation, there is a chance that he might overtake KL Rahul as the opening pair.
Shubman Gill has scored 769 runs at a batting average of 76.90 in recent 12 international innings (T20I, ODI, Test). It has a double century and 4 centuries. On the other hand, KL Rahul is currently struggling with poor form. He has scored only 318 runs in the last 12 innings at an average of just 28.90. He could not score a single century.
If we look at the current statistics of Shubman Gill and KL Rahul, it is reported that coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma have already come to a clarity on the opening pair. It seems that Shubman Gill will be trusted more than KL Rahul.
Will KL Rahul play in the middle order?
KL Rahul has been playing at number 5 in recent ODI series. It is reported that he was demoted as he could not do anything special as an opener. Came in at number 5 and played some good innings. In such a situation, there is a possibility of appearing at number 5 against Australia. However, Suryakumar Yadav’s name is also under consideration for the post. Let’s see who the Indian team will give a chance in the first test.
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