India vs Sri Lanka Mohali Test Match IND vs SL 1st Test Wasim Jaffer picks his Indian Middle order in absence of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match: The first match of the two-match Test series between India and Sri Lanka will be played from March 4 at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. Before this match, it is being discussed the most that who will bat at number-3 and number-5 for India in place of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. Pujara and Rahane have been dropped from the team due to poor form for a long time. Wasim Jaffer has told what should be the playing XI combination for India in Mohali Test and who should bat at No.3 and No.5.

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Shubman Gill can open the innings with captain Rohit Sharma, while Virat Kohli will be seen batting at number-4 in his 100th Test. Jaffer has suggested Hanuma Vihari’s name during a conversation with ESCricinfo for number-3 in place of Pujara. Apart from this, he wants to see Shreyas Iyer batting at number-5. Shreyas Iyer scored a century in his debut Test. Apart from this, Wasim Jaffer wants Team India to land in Mohali with a combination of six batsmen and five bowlers.

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According to Jaffer, the Indian team should play in this match with three bowlers along with Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin. This will be Virat Kohli’s 100th Test match. Jaffer said that Dimuth Karunaratne will be the lifeblood of the Sri Lankan batting order.

Indian squad for Test series against Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah (Vice-Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin, KS Bharat, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Priyank Panchal, Rishabh Pant, Saurabh Kumar, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav, Jayant Yadav.

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