India’s cricket team is getting ready for their last matches before the T20 World Cup. But there’s a puzzle for coach Rahul Dravid: how to include Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the team for the series against Afghanistan.
Two young players, Jaiswal and Gill, have been outstanding recently. Gill scored a lot of runs, including a fantastic century. Jaiswal did great too, scoring heaps of runs in the IPL and for India.
There’s a debate about who should bat towards the end of the innings. Jitesh Sharma did well in the last few matches, but Rinku Singh is also in contention. They’re considering Sanju Samson too, who scored a fantastic century in a recent series.
With some players injured, Rinku Singh might get a chance to prove himself again. He’s done well before, but his inclusion might mean having one less bowler in the team.
One player, Hardik Pandya, is hard to replace because of his all-round skills. India hasn’t found a solid backup for him yet. Shivam Dube might be the closest option, but his role as a bowler is limited.
The possible teams for the upcoming matches against Afghanistan have a few variations. It’s a bit uncertain who will finally make it to the playing eleven.