Ajit Agarkar believes Shubman Gill is extra suited within the center order at the least within the longest format.© Twitter
Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar feels Shubman Gill ought to bat at quantity six, as there should not many choices decrease down the order after skipper Virat Kohli returns dwelling on paternity depart. Gill has impressed everybody within the two follow video games he performed forward of the Test sequence. In the second follow sport that was performed with the pink ball, Gill registered scores of 43 and 65 towards Australia A. Post Kohli’s departure following the pink-ball Test, Ajinkya Rahane is more likely to take the skipper’s quantity 4 place whereas Hanuma Vihari will bat at quantity 5. “Everyone seems to be an opener at the moment in this squad, isn’t it? Because Vihari and Rahane are obviously going to be playing in the middle order with Pujara,” Agarkar mentioned on the Sony Sports Network.
“So those are three spots that you would believe are occupied. My pick would be Shubman Gill [at 6]. I think a lot of people have picked him as an opener,” he added.
The former quick bowler believes despite the fact that Gill has opened the batting in first-class cricket, he’s extra suited within the center order at the least within the longest format of the sport.
“Yes, he opened in first-class cricket for a season or a little bit more has a good record. But I still feel that his best position might be somewhere in the middle at least in Test cricket, because I don’t see any better options at this point,” Agarkar mentioned.
“People could point put to KL Rahul and his white-ball form but if I had to pick, I’ll go with Shubman Gill,” he added.
The first Test of the four-match sequence, starting on December 17, can be performed on the Adelaide Oval and will probably be a day-night contest.
Australia has one of the best report in day-night Tests because the facet has not misplaced a single match that has been performed with the pink ball. Earlier, Australia had gained the ODI sequence whereas the Men in Blue walked away with the honours within the T20I sequence.
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