IND vs AUS 2nd Test : The Indian team has suffered a major setback due to Mohammed Shami ‘s injury and being left out of the Australia tour. Mohammed Shami was an important bowling member. Mohammed Shami did not succeed in the first Test but being a senior bowler, his strength in the team was strong. Mohammad Shami’s departure over Jasprit Bumrah has brought more responsibility. The Indian team management will also have to think for the Boxing Day Test match to be held in Melbourne.
Ishant Sharma is already out with an injury, so the Indian team needs a bowler who is able to stop the Kangaroo batsmen besides stopping them. Although India have a better spin attacker, but it is important to have fast bowlers on the Australian pitches.
Team India has all the other young bowlers. The formula to feed two spinners can also be adopted in the next Test match but there should be three names in fast bowling. Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav are scheduled to play but it remains to be seen who will be the third bowler to replace Mohammed Shami. This article talks about three bowlers who can replace Shami.
IND vs AUS 2nd Test -3 bowlers may replace Mohammed Shami
Mohammad Siraj bowls better than the red ball in domestic cricket. In Australia too, he has bowled well in practice matches and has become aware of the conditions there. He has the ability to replace Mohammed Shami in the next Test match. He can be a part of the team.
Navdeep Saini bowled well in the second practice match played in Australia. Also Saini has both speed and bounce. He is fully capable of troubling Australia’s batsmen. If seen, there are more chances of joining Saini in the team.
T Natarajan, who had an impressive performance in the limited over series against Australia, could be included in the squad in place of Mohammad Shami. At this time, Natarajan’s line is accurate and he is also in excellent form. By bringing them into the team, the Indian team management can also work to surprise the team of Australia.
India vs Australia 2nd Test Match Details
Date: December 26-30, 2020
Time: 9.30 AM IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
India vs Australia 2nd Test Match Probable Playing XI
Team India probable playing XI for Melbourne Test: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Jaspreet Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj.
Australia probable playing XI for Melbourne Test:: Joe Burns, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Tim Paine (C/wk), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood.
Australia vs India 2nd Test Live Streaming
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