New Delhi. Shubman Gill did not get a place in the team for the ODI series against Bangladesh. The young batsman got a chance in the 2-match Test series (IND vs BAN). He has already expressed his intentions by scoring a century in the Test. He played an unmatched inning of 110 runs in the second innings. This is the first century of his Test career. In the match, India has given a huge target of 513 runs to the hosts Bangladesh. Team India scored 404 runs in the first innings. In response, the Bangladesh team could score only 150 runs. Team India declared the second innings by scoring 258 runs for 2 wickets. Cheteshwar Pujara also scored an unbeaten 102 runs. He played a century in Test after almost 4 years. Earlier, Bangladesh had won 2-1 in the ODI series.
Captain Rohit Sharma could not appear in the first test due to injury. He is expected to be fit before the second test. In such a situation, a change in the playing-11 is certain with his return. Former Indian veteran Sanjay Manjrekar feels that if Rohit returns, Shubman Gill may have to be dropped from the team even after a good performance. He said on Sony Sports, Gill scored a century and he is also looking in good rhythm. If Rohit Sharma is fit, then his return is certain, because he is the captain. KL Rahul may not have performed well in the first test, but he is hardly out of the team. It is known that Rahul is the vice-captain of the Test team. In the absence of Rahul, he is handling the command of the team in the first test.
5 bowlers will get a chance
Sanjay Manjrekar said that I do not think that the team will enter the second Test with an extra batsman. The team is going down with 5 bowlers. R Ashwin and Akshar Patel bat well. In such a situation, if Rohit returns, Gill will have to sit outside. He said that earlier this has happened with Ajinkya Rahane as well. Be aware that apart from Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara also scored a century in the second innings. He scored a century after almost 4 years.
Talking about KL Rahul, he could not show anything special in the first test. He scored 22 off 54 balls in the first innings and 23 off 62 balls in the second innings. At the same time, Gill scored 20 runs in 40 balls in the first innings.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 17, 2022, 09:27 IST