Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023: Former spinner chose India’s awkward playing XI, made his debut with Suryakumar Yadav, Cheteshwar Pujara was not given place
The four-Test Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia is to begin in Nagpur on 9 February. Former spinner Sunil Joshi has selected India’s playing XI for the first Test match.
There are only two days left for the start of the four-Test series between India and Australia. The first Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is to be played in Nagpur from 9 February. Suspense remains on how Team India’s playing XI will be. Former spinner Sunil Joshi has selected Team India’s playing XI for the first Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Along with Suryakumar Yadav, he has also made the debut of wicket-keeper batsman KS Bharat. But to include Surya in the team, Sunil Joshi has dropped Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara from the playing XI.
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At the same time, he has chosen specialist spinner Kuldeep Yadav in place of Akshar Patel. Sunil Joshi’s playing XI has three spinners and two fast bowlers. Now it has to be seen what kind of combination Team India comes up with. Looking at Cheteshwar Pujara’s record against Australia, it seems unlikely that he will be left out of the playing XI.
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Sunil Joshi wrote in a tweet, ‘Will India’s batting line-up be something like this in the first Test match? Competition can be seen between Suryakumar Yadav and Cheteshwar Pujara and between Kuldeep Yadav and Akshar Patel. My playing XI is something like this.
Playing XI of Sunil Joshi- Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, KS Bharat, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.