Everything seemed to be going right for India in the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy, with the exception of KL Rahul’s form, as they have a 2-0 unassailable lead. The Third Test between the two sides will now take place in Indore’s Holkar Stadium, and the home team will aim to win the match and the series by defeating the shaky visitors.
After the first two games, KL Rahul poses the biggest threat to India because he hasn’t yet lived up to his promise. Due to his performance in the first two games, he has also lost the vice-captaincy position, and there are rumors that Shubman Gill may take his place for the third Test. Aakash Chopra, a former Indian hitter who is now a commentator, stated before the match that there is a chance the third Test captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill will come out to open the innings.
Hosting his show AakashVani on JioCinema, Chopra said, “There are many subplots in the 3rd Test match of India vs. Australia in the Border Gavaskar Trophy because there is no vice-captain in our team and Australia doesn’t have any captain in their team. For Australia, Pat Cummins hasn’t returned yet, so Steve Smith is going to lead the team in his absence. The probable eleven will be Rohit Sharma, Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, and Mohammed Shami.
For the eleventh member, it can be Shubman Gill, because we have to mention his brilliant form in test matches. He has also made runs against Bangladesh in those matches. Rahul has been removed from the Test Vice Captain position, which is basically telling the world that since you are not the vice-captain, you can be dropped, so there might be a change in that part.” The former India opener also said that Rahul is getting support from coaches Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma and they have been supporting the right-hander for quite some time.
“Although Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma both have backed up Rahul’s talent, Rohit also found himself in that position where he was backed up by the team in 2012 or something, and now we know how well he has played since then. So, they want to invest that much in Rahul as well, but the time has come that Rahul won’t be part of the team and Shubman Gill will replace him, I think, so I wish Shubman Gill well. It is a good time to score runs if we look at it from the Indian perspective,” added Chopra.