In Cricket, Rohit Sharma will open the batting with Shubman Gill and young Navdeep Saini will make his debut in the Third Test against Australia as India announced their playing for the all-important encounter which begins tomorrow at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Rohit’s inclusion means Mayank Agarwal has to sit out after he failed to garner significant scores in the first two Tests.
Saini, on the other hand, replaced Umesh Yadav in India’s playing XI. Yadav picked up an injury during the second innings of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. He had sustained a strain in his left calf muscle after which he underwent scans later that day.
The BCCI further stated that the fast bowler won’t be able to recover completely ahead of the remaining two Test matches and hence, was ruled out of the series. India continue to go with the spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja who shared a total of 8 wickets among each other at the MCG.