KL Rahul has not been included in Wasim Jaffer’s playing XI for the second Test between India and Australia.

KL Rahul has not been included in Wasim Jaffer's playing XI for the second Test between India and Australia.

Wasim Jaffer, a former Indian batsman, has chosen his starting lineup for the second Test between Australia and India. The victorious team’s vice captain KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav were not replaced. He opted to utilise two additional players instead.

For a time now, Rahul has struggled with the longest format. After doing poorly in the away series against Bangladesh, Todd Murphy, who was playing in his debut Test, easily bowled him out in Nagpur’s opening match.

India aims to have a 2-0 advantage over Australia in the prestigious Border-Gavaskar tournament in Delhi. The second Test of the four-match series will take place on Friday at the famous Arun Jaitley Stadium, where Rohit Sharma’s team will take on the tourists after thrashing Pat Cummins and company in the series opener.

Rahul, who was reinserted into the Indian team for the first Test match, will come under fire after a lacklustre effort with the willow in Nagpur. Unfortunately for him, India was denied the opportunity to bat again after the returning opener was removed for 20 runs off of 71 balls. This gave the Ravindra Jadeja-led team the opportunity to win the first game of the series in only three days.


Wasim Jaffer made the choice to swap Shubman Gill for Rahul. Due to an opening at the top of the order, Suryakumar filled in at No. 5 in the first game of the series, forcing the in-form batter to miss action.

Rohit Sharma, who scored a superb century under difficult conditions, undoubtedly preserved his place in India’s emphatic victory.
There were two middle-order veterans: Cheteshwar Pujara, who was preparing to play his 100th Test match, and Virat Kohli. According to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Shreyas has rejoined the squad in Delhi following his recovery at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) (BCCI). As usual, he is presently playing at position No. 5.

Wasim Jaffer kept KS Bharat in his playing XI despite the fact that he had a poor showing in his first Test. Wasim Jaffer made the decision to remain with the Nagpur bowling unit, which had claimed 20 wickets in only 95 overs.

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