Ravi Shastri selected India’s playing XI for the first Test match, along with this big prediction
Team India’s former head coach Ravi Shastri has also selected India’s playing XI for the first Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He has chosen either Shubman Gill or KL Rahul.
The first match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is to be played between India and Australia in Nagpur from 9 February. No one knows how Team India’s playing XI will be for the first match of the series. In such a situation, former cricketers and cricket pundits are selecting the teams at their own discretion. The name of former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri has also been added to this list. He has also predicted by what margin the Indian team will win this series.
Ravi Shastri has selected the playing XI for the first Test match. In the ICC review, Ravi Shastri also claimed that Team India will make this series 4-0. Australia last played a four-match Test series on Indian soil in 2017, losing 1-2. After this, India played two series in Australia, in which both times India created history by defeating the hosts 2-1.
In such a situation, Shastri believes that in 2023, India’s mindset should not only be to win the series, but to reach the top of the ICC Test rankings, the team should whitewash Australia. He said, “India should focus on winning 4–0, we are playing at home. I am brutal. I have been to Australia on two tours, I know what happened.”
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Regarding the playing XI, Ravi Shastri told that either Shubman Gill or KL Rahul should play at the top, while Suryakumar Yadav should be given a chance at number 5. He didn’t name KS Bharat or Ishan Kishan as the wicket-keeper, but he did say that the best wicket-keeper should be played because you have to collect the ball from bowlers like Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav. .
Ravi Shastri’s playing XI
Shubman Gill/KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat/Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj