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Mayank and Shubman deal as Dhawan’s opening partner – cricket

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The Indian team management will come up with the ideal opening combination for ODI’s upcoming three-game series against Australia, with a draw between Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill for the second opening spot on the scorecards.

The series begins on November 27.

The visiting Indian team has been training for over a week and while the main goal is to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, winning the white ball games will certainly boost your confidence.

For skipper Virat Kohli, the key will be to hit the mix in games over 50, which are currently low priority for next year with a place in the World Test Championship final and the T20 World Cup in their minds.

The last ODI series India played in New Zealand was a nightmare for the ‘Men in Blue’ who lost 0-3.

Agarwal played all three games in New Zealand without much success, but that would count for little as it did eight months ago.

With Shubman also in the mix, it will be a decision that coach Ravi Shastri and Kohli will have to make considering SCG’s field and the Australian attack.

Shastri on Sunday had a long one-on-one chat with Gill after the latter’s hitting session.

“There is nothing better than a good conversation about the big game,” Shastri tweeted with a photo of him and Gill, showing the young Punjab listening to the head coach with great attention.

There wasn’t much difference in terms of form between Gill and Agarwal at the recent IPL. The KKR starter scored 440 runs, while KXIP’s Agarwal had 418 runs in his kitty.

At least nine players select themselves in the first XI for the ODI.

Fit Shikhar Dhawan, Skipper Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul (another opening choice), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah are automatic picks.

While Mohammed Shami may start in the first ODI with India’s current fastest bowler Navdeep Saini as a company, there is a chance that Shardul Thakur could see if the Indian team management decides to rest one between Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. to see your workload. .

Hindustan Times

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