The KL controversy The decision to select Rahul over Shubman Gill in India’s starting lineup for the first two Test matches against Australia is evolving with each passing day. In both games, the opening hitter woefully failed to make an impression as he managed only collect 38 runs. Rahul was included in the squad for the final two games despite his lacklustre performance, but he was demoted from vice captain. The opinions of the experts have become divided into two camps as the third Test approaches; one group wants Rahul to be in the starting XI, while the other group prefers the in-form Gill.
Ravi Shastri, a former head coach of India, too shared his opinion, saying that the team’s management should have faith in Gill because the young batter has proven himself and merits a shot given his recent performance.
Shastri remarked on ICC Review that Gill is that excellent right now and deserves a chance regardless of whether he scores or not based on form and merit.
In no way. When questioned how altering a successful team’s composition may affect performance, Shastri retorted, “I mean, it’s straight up, It boils down to performance. “You affix it to the wall.
The performance is right here. It can be challenging for a coach to just sit down with a player and ask, “Here is what’s on the board, what do you think?” I recall having to do it frequently.
With his first Test century against Bangladesh in December of last year, Gill displayed a fiery form. In addition to this, he later scored a double century in an ODI match against New Zealand in January.
Going into the third Test against Australia at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, India leads the four-match series 2-0.
The potential returns of Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green could benefit Australia. David Warner, a seasoned hitter, and captain Pat Cummins will not be available for the hosts.
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