Mayank Agarwal or Shubman Gill: Question marks stay over Shikhar Dhawan’s opening accomplice Down Under | Cricket News

The Indian workforce administration will suppose over the perfect 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 on the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

The visiting Indian workforce has been coaching for over per week now and while the first goal is to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, profitable the white ball video games will definitely enhance their confidence.

For skipper Virat Kohli, the important thing will be to get the mix proper within the 50-over video games, which are at the moment low precedence going into the subsequent one yr with a World Test Championship ultimate spot and the T20 World Cup on their minds.

The final ODI collection that India performed in New Zealand was a nightmare for the ‘Men In Blue’ who misplaced 0-3.

Agarwal performed all three video games in New Zealand with not a lot success however that would rely for little because it occurred eight months again.

With Shubman additionally within the combine, it will be a name that coach Ravi Shastri and Kohli will have to 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 great dialog in regards to the nice sport,” Shastri tweeted with an image of him and Gill where the Punjab teenager was seen listening to move coach with rapt consideration.

There was not a lot distinction by way of kind between Gill and Agarwal within the recently-held IPL. The KKR opener scored 440 runs while KXIP’s Agarwal had 418 runs in his kitty.

At least, 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 choice), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah are computerized picks.

While 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 workforce administration decides to relaxation one amongst Shami and Jasprit Bumrah their workload. 

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