India vs Australia: Toss-up between Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill as Shikhar Dhawan’s opening companion | Cricket Information

SYDNEY: The Indian staff administration will assume over the best opening mixture for the upcoming three-match ODI collection towards Australia, with a toss-up between Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill for the second opener’s slot on the playing cards.
The collection begins on November 27.
The visiting Indian staff has been coaching for over every week now and whereas the first purpose is to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, successful the white ball video games will definitely enhance their confidence.
For skipper Virat Kohli, the important thing can be to get the mix proper within the 50-over video games, that are at present low precedence going into the subsequent one yr with a World Take a look at Championship closing spot and the T20 World Cup on their minds.
The final ODI collection that India performed in New Zealand was a nightmare for the ‘Males In Blue’ who misplaced 0-3.
Agarwal performed all three video games in New Zealand with not a lot success however that might depend for little because it occurred eight months again.
With Shubman additionally within the combine, will probably be a name that coach Ravi Shastri and Kohli must take contemplating the SCG pitch and the Australian assault.
Shastri on Sunday had a protracted one-on-one chat with Gill after the latter’s batting session.
“Nothing beats a superb dialog concerning the nice sport,” Shastri tweeted with an image of him and Gill the place the Punjab teenager was seen listening to move coach with rapt consideration.
There was not a lot distinction when it comes to type between Gill and Agarwal within the recently-held IPL. The KKR opener scored 440 runs whereas KXIP’s Agarwal had 418 runs in his kitty.
A minimum of, 9 gamers choose themselves within the first XI for the ODIs.
The in-form Shikhar Dhawan, skipper Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul (one other opening possibility), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah are automated picks.
Whereas Mohammed Shami could begin within the first ODI with India’s present quickest bowler Navdeep Saini for firm, there’s a probability that Shardul Thakur could get a look-in if the Indian staff administration decides to relaxation one amongst Shami and Jasprit Bumrah their workload.

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