After a protracted dry spell, KL Rahul has been removed from India’s starting lineup for the third Test against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Shubman Gill, a young player, has been added to the starting Lineup in place of KL Rahul. Rahul, who served as vice captain for the first two Test matches, only amassed 38 runs throughout the entire series. In his last seven innings, the starter has recorded scores of 22, 23, 10, 2, 20, 17 and 1. Rahul last reached a Test half-century against South Africa in Johannesburg in January 2022. In December 2021, he scored his last Test century against the same opposition.
Shubman, on the other side, has 736 runs with one tonne and four half-centuries in 13 Test matches. He just recorded a double-digit ODI century and has been in fantastic form. One of the few Indian players with a tonne of experience across all forms is him.
Two changes have been made to India’s starting lineup from the second Test, according to captain Rohit Sharma. He made it clear that Shubman Gill arrived “in lieu of” Rahul while Mohammed Shami was rested to make room for Umesh Yadav.
“We’ll start with a bat. The dressing room is decent, and as you mentioned, morale is excellent. The lads’ self-assurance in their abilities is positive going forward. Although we have played a lot of cricket (here), the surface is a little different this time. It seems a little dry, and you have to constantly modify your skills. We still have to win this game in order to go to the WTC final; we must attempt to duplicate the actions we took in the first two Tests. It’s crucial to remain present. Two changes have been made: Gill has replaced KL. Shami has been given a break; Umesh now takes his position.”Rohit Said.
Steve Smith, the interim captain of Australia, said: “Looks fairly dull and offers no surprises Choosing to bat first was Rohit. We’re hoping to use our abilities quickly to strike out the Indian hitters under pressure. The break arrived at a good time for us because it was sad how our last Test match ended and the boys had time to think, relax, and resume their training. Simply maintain our strategies for extended lengths of time; we strayed from them, particularly in the second innings of the previous game. We are considering Patty because his mother is ill and he has to return home.”
Ndia (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, Srikar Bharat (w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, and Mohammed Siraj are among the players who have captained the team.
Australia (Playing XI): Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (batting), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (with the ball), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, and Matthew Kuhnemann