If it weren’t for the pink ball test, India, after their clear victory at the Chennai level last week, would not have had to scratch at the ideal XI for the next test. All bases were covered and the execution was perfect when India came outrotated visitors of rank turner at MA Chidambaram Stadium. But India will have to make, if not much, at least one change in the third test, which offers more uncertainty than ever.
Not much is known about SG Pink yet, although India tested the variety in November 2019 against Bangladesh, which is the shortest test ever played on Indian soil. Therefore, factors such as the appearance of dew, visibility problems and wadding in the twilight phase are still of great concern to both parties. Added to this are the uncertainties surrounding the renovated Sardar Patel Stadium, which last hosted a Test Match in 2014.
For India, eight spots from Chennai remain (second test) XI – Rohit Sharma,, Shubman Gil,, Cheteshwar Pujara,, They grow kohli,, Adjinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma, leaving management to decide on the other three. Contemplation will resort to whether to have more rhythms than spinners or to add more watt depth to the existing composition with more versatility. And here are some of the possibilities …
You can eat to end India’s spin trio strategy?
After clearing his fitness test on Sunday, Umesh was added to the Indian team after limping with a calf injury he suffered during the second test against Australia in December. Since January 2018, Umesh has played seven tests, taking 38 weekends at 13.82 with two five-pointers. His average is the best for an Indian and the second best after 13.27 by Kyle Jamieson among bowlers who have played at least five home tests in a given period. India will be tempted to allow Umes to switch from its excellent household numbers and can therefore be replaced by Kuldeep yadav, who made only 12.2 couches in the last test in Chennai, which was his first participation in the form after the test in Sydney in January 2019.
With a combination of perfect play for Axar Patel and R Ashwin, the visitors’ Kuldeep was completely unmarked. Moreover, the spinners averaged more with the Pink Ball than the pacemakers, while Kuldeep also did not give India the opportunity to quilt, thus reinforcing the reason for its exclusion for the third test.
Jasprit bumrah for Mohamed Siraj?
Siraj bowled with only eight shots in the Chennai test, choosing one door. India may prefer to slow down and allow Bumra, and Umesh and Ishant are the other two rhythms. With the lesser chance of India going with a spinner in the throw, it will likely be for the two pacers to accompany Ishant in his 100th test.
Any possibility of returning Hardik Pandya?
He last played a test in the series for England in 2018. It was previously reported that he began preparations for the Pink Ball test during the game in Chennai. If India needs an additional bowling option, Pandya can be replaced or replaced by Axar Patel to step up the pace, the variety that chose 24 wickets in the Kolkata test at 18.19 and is the most successful of the two in all 15 The D / N test played so far or can be chosen as a third step, thus strengthening the composition of the cotton wool.