Is India prepared for Boxing Day?

As team India equates the series in 1-1. But they are going to make some change in their eleven. Their first concern is about openers. The other hand, in the question of another spinner, Perth might teach them.

Opening partnership maybe bothering India too much. Captain Virat Kohli should be anxious more in Australia tour. Murali Bijay-Lokesh Rahul opening partnership survived maximum for 63 runs. Another three are 3, 6 and 0 runs. The opening is bothering not only in Australia.

It incommoded in South-Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia too. In the last eight years Indian opening partnership scored hundred for a single time in a century in 2010.

After that in 62 match opening partnership touched fifty for only seven times. Average opening partnership is 21.03 runs with 39 balls. So two recent openers are not as opener. Awaited for debut Mayank Agarwal will open with another newcomer Houma Bihari.

Coach Rabi Shasree is also worried about the opening, “Top order is the biggest issue to us. No doubt, they have to be more responsible. As their off-form creating pressure on Kohli and Rahane. Kohli is playing responsible innings. He scored two fifty from 4 innings. And Rahane companies him well.” He emphasizes not to depend on Kohli much. And another batsman had to come forward.

Another concern is team selection. After Perth test, Kohli acknowledged that they were wrong in selection. They should pick another spinner with them.

Both teams are confused about Melbourne. As this got the worst rating in last Ashes. And Cricket Australia had to build another pitch.

Kohli can’t use another spinner as wish. Both Ashwin and Jadeja are in the lake of fitness. It’s sure that Ashwin is not in the eleven. So Jadeja had to be in the match with less fitness.

Hope team India will make up all come back in Boxing Day.

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