Group India faces an enormous determination quandary in front of the primary Test against South Africa at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. The activity gets in progress on December 26 and Wasim Jaffer men would be chomping at the bit to make a triumphant beginning to the series. Notwithstanding, their first test would choose an intense playing XI. Outstandingly, the opposing group faces a few players because of injury issues and there are likewise many names challenging for one spot.
While just time would tell how India’s playing XI would resemble, a few fans and specialists have been anticipating the line-up. Previous Indian hitter Wasim Jaffer is the most recent to join the fleeting trend. He didn’t have many issues in picking openers with Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul being the undeniable decisions. Jaffer persevered with Cheteshwar Pujara as the number three hitter regardless of the last’s grim run.
Ajinkya Rahane has been in South Africa and even progressed nicely: Wasim Jaffer
Unnecessary to specify, captain Virat Kohli was opened next in the line-up. Presently, the greatest discussion has been around the number-five hitter. Talking in such manner, Jaffer supported Ajinkya Rahane to move past his helpless structure. “There has been a great deal of discussion about Ajinkya Rahane. Regardless of whether he should play, whether he ought not play? There’s Hanuma Vihari holding up in the seats,” said Vihari in a video for ESPNcricinfo.
“As I would see it, nonetheless, he should play as he has been there and has even progressed nicely,” he added. Curiously, Jaffer went with Shreyas Iyer as the number-six hitter with wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant possessing the following space. On expected lines, Ravichandran Ashwin was the solitary spinner in Jaffer’s line-up.
The last three spaces were involved by pacers with Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj shaping the threesome. Ishant Sharma was likewise a prominent rejection close by Hanuma Vihari. It should be noticed that South Africa is the main nation where India is yet to record a Tets series win. Thus, Virat Kohli’s men would pursue history.
Wasim Jaffer’s India’s playing XI for first Test against South Africa: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj