India lost the Adelaide Test by 8 wickets against Australia. Despite being in good condition, Team India could score only 36 runs in the second innings. India are under pressure ahead of the Boxing Day Test due to this embarrassing batting disaster. It is learned that four changes in the Indian team in the second Test of the India vs Australia series are practically certain.
Soon Virat Kohli’s first child will be born. The Indian captain is returning to the country after playing the first Test. In the second Test, Kohli could be replaced by KL Rahul, who is in good form in a limited overs series.
Mohammad Shami got injured in his wrist by Pat Cummins while batting in the first Test. He has a crack on his wrist. The board may soon announce his omission from the current series. Shamir could be replaced by Mohammad Siraj in the Test debut.
Opener Prithvi Shaw failed in both innings in the first Test. He was bowled out in both the innings. Therefore, questions have been raised about his technique. Young batsman Shubhaman Gill could make his debut in the Boxing Day Test in the place of Prithvi shaw.
The defensive attitude of the Indian batsmen in the Adelaide Test has also been seen as detrimental to the team. The batsmen could not put pressure on the Australian bowlers due to their defensive attitude. Therefore, the team management can play Rishabh Panth instead of wicketkeeper-batsman wriddhiman Saha.
Panth made a formidable century on his last tour of Australia. Also Rabindra Jadeja may be played in place of Hanuma Bihari. However, the team management did not make any statement about Jadeja’s fitness.