Sports Reporter Pratiyush kumar
Indian cricketer turned politician Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday drew up an Indian team he would like to see facing Australia in the second Test match at Melbourne. The World Cup-winning batsman said that he would want to see Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja play together.
After a much-discussed loss in the first test match, the Indian team- lead by step in skipper Ajinkya Rahane- will play Tim Paine’s Australia in a much-awaited Boxing-Day Test, starting on December 26. While the haunting memories of the first test, dismissal at 36 and a hurting loss would fog Rahane and company’s brains, a win in Melbourne could be a statement and would help the visitors’ survival in the series that Australia lead 1-0.
Gambhir’s Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (C), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini/Mohammed Siraj