KL Rahul will not do wicketkeeping, Ishan Kishan or KS Bharat, who will make Test debut?
The four-match Test series between India and Australia is to be played from 9 February. Two wicket-keeper batsmen have been included in the Indian squad for the first two Test matches of this Test series.
The four-match Test series between India and Australia is to begin in Nagpur from 9 February. The Indian squad has been announced for the first two Test matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. India has kept three options for wicketkeeping. One is KL Rahul, second is KS Bharat and third is Ishan Kishan. Now the question arises whether KL Rahul will play the role of wicket-keeper batsman in Nagpur or will India play with specialist wicket-keeper? KS Bharath has been going on Team India tours for some time now and is also becoming a part of the Test squad, but he is yet to make his Test debut. Now KS Bharat may get a chance to debut in the final test.
A BCCI official said on Inside Sports, ‘KL Rahul has suffered a lot of injuries in the last one year, it might not be right for him to keep wickets in Tests. Test cricket requires a specialist wicketkeeper. Bharat and Ishaan are the two specialist wicketkeepers in the team. It is the work of the team management that whom they choose.
Rishabh Pant has been away from cricket after a car accident, while Ishaan Kishan has become the first choice wicket-keeper batsman in white ball cricket, but in Test cricket it seems that KS Bharat will make his Test debut in Nagpur.