Aus vs Ind 2nd Test:
At the beginning of the practice session, head coach Ravi Shastri spoke to the players. The BCCI wrote on Twitter, ‘We are in Melbourne and the test is about to start with the red ball. This is the preparation time for the hashtag Team India.
Melbourne: After an embarrassing defeat in the first Test, the team management can make many changes in the XI for the second Test starting 26 in Melbourne. And the signs of this change have come from the beginning Net practice.
The Indian team along with caretaker captain Ajinkya Rahane started preparing for the Boxing Day Test starting on Saturday and Shubman Gill was also seen practicing on the nets.
Gill didn’t get an opportunity within the first match despite scoring 43 and 65 within the practice match played with pink ball. He practiced with Mayank Agarwal, which indicated that both could start the innings within the second Test.
Gill, who started the innings within the Ranji Trophy for Punjab, are often preferred over Prithvi Shaw, who is battling poor form. KL Rahul also spent an extended time on the nets.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who was out of the first Test due to a head injury, also landed on the nets. He practiced for an hour and bowled to his Saurashtra teammate Cheteshwar Pujara. After this he returned again in the second season.
In the second innings of the first Test in Adelaide, the Indian team was dismissed for their lowest score of Test cricket for 36 runs. Captain Virat Kohli has gone home on paternity leave and now Rahane will take charge of the team.
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