India captain Rohit Sharma says Shubman Gill will play at number 3 in the Test against West Indies

India had an excellent left-handed batsman named Rishabh Pant. he’s still theirs Player with most test runs In the last three years, even though he has not played any cricket since his injury in December 2022 car accident, The diversity he introduced has been missing since then.

With Pant unavailable, only two left-handed batsmen have been a part of the Test matches played by India: Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel. However, a third is preparing to make his debut as an opening batsman.

Yashasvi Jaiswal The average in first-class cricket is 80. He has scored nine centuries in 15 matches. And while it may be a completely different format, his performance in the IPL showed that he has the ability to handle all types of bowling, from extreme pace to mystery spin.
test captain of india Rohit SharmaIn no uncertain terms, the new addition to the batting line-up was welcomed. “Indian cricket was in dire need of a left-handed batsman and we got a very good player. It looks quite promising.”
Jaiswal’s arrival has also had a positive impact on one of India’s other important players. ,Shubman Gill Will play at No. 3 because he wants to play at No. 3,” Rohit said. “He told (coach) Rahul (Dravid) bhai that he has played all his cricket at No. 3 and No. 4 and he can do that. Are. Better for the team at number 3. This also helps us because it creates left-right starting combinations. That’s what we’re trying to do and hopefully it becomes a long-term thing because we’re desperate for a left-hander. We’ve got that left-handed player in Jaiswal and hopefully he performs well for the team and can really make that spot his own.”
When the Indian Test team was selected for the two-match tour of West Indies, many questions were raised about it. Sarfaraz KhanBoycott of. The Mumbai batsman has been making waves in the Ranji Trophy for the last two or three years. he has yet to be included in groups. Without prompting, Rohit talked about those who have missed out and asked them to keep the faith.

“There are some people who have missed out. Unfortunately, you can only pick 15-16 players in the team. But everyone’s time will come. That’s what I want to say.”

Rohit defends the structure of the bowling attack on the tour

The other feature of the team is the lack of experience among the fast bowlers – they have a combined 88 wickets and Mohammed Siraj has 52 wickets to his account. While Rohit said he has full confidence in the group that has been selected, he highlighted how the situation looks like it could be more normal.

“Indian cricket will always face this challenge because we play a lot of cricket, so obviously we have to manage the players, rotate them and give them enough breaks. When they return, we want them fresh. We need to be careful in the tournaments ahead.” Of us; The World Cup is coming, so we have to keep that in mind as well. We don’t have the luxury of focusing on one particular series, we have to look further as well. We have to see where which player is needed. That’s why we had to rotate the players and then new players came. This is also a good thing in a way because others are getting a chance.

“We have to build our bench strength, because you can’t play with just one team for years. You have to build a bench strength and players who are working hard, you have to bring them into the team so that they get opportunities and we also see that. We can see how well they handle pressure on the international stage, how they perform at their best.

He said, “I have a lot of confidence in the new bowlers. Jaydev Unadkat This is not new, he has been (in domestic cricket) for about 10-12 years. Mukesh Kumar Has been very consistent in domestic cricket. He has performed well for his state, in regional games and for India A. They have been given a chance, and we will see what combination we play with.”

‘This team will fight to win the championship’

Rohit once again faced the question as to why he could not win the Test Championship despite reaching the finals both times and in a moment of disappointment he hinted that India do not have their best team to play in 2023. Jasprit Bumrah (back) and Pant (knee) were missing due to serious injuries.

“First of all, I want everyone to be available. All my players that are there, I want them to be 100% available. I don’t want any injuries or anything. Second of all, we have crossed the line for a long time. “Haven’t done it.” But I think as long as we keep ticking the boxes, we keep playing good cricket and we keep doing the right things, it will fall into place. We have done a lot of good things over the years. Sometimes all you want is luck on your side. We have played cricket continuously in the last five-six years. We have probably won everywhere. But yes, winning the championship is more important. But I believe we’ll keep doing it until we get that championship. Fight hard for this.”

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