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Kohli said, Pant will get more chances, Akshar may get a chance to debut

Chennai, Feb 4 (PTI) Indian captain Virat Kohli said that wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who made headlines with his superb batting in Australia, will get more chances in the five-day format. The captain also hinted that Akshar Patel might get a chance to make his Test debut against England. The Indian captain also clarified that bowlers capable of batting well will top their plans during the four-Test series, while the opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill during the Test series against England starting here on Friday Also expected to remain intact. Discussing various aspects of team composition, Kohli said, “Yes, Rishabh will play tomorrow and will play the role of wicketkeeper. He has performed effectively recently and he is in a good position and we want him to take it forward and improve in all aspects of his game, “he said.” It is time when playing matches and playing in these matches With confidence, we see Rishabh in this way. ”The captain also praised Pant out of the limited overs team and said that this player worked hard in Australia and the results are in front of everyone. “When he came to Australia after the IPL, he was not part of the limited overs team.” She continued to work hard on her fitness and sports and realized that she was finally getting results. We were all very happy. “The captain said that he would continue to support the bowling all-rounders which has been the key to the team’s success in the domestic situation. Kohli also said that if Ravindra Jadeja’s absence is noticed, the characters fit in his place. He said, “The reason for this is that we want a player whose skill is like Jadeja, Akshar brings the same thing in all the three departments of the game. Jaddu (Jadeja) is not available, so Akshar will get priority as he brings the same skill on the field. “Kohli is also very clear about his plans in terms of Rohit and Gill pair. “We are excited to give them a chance in all four Tests and they give us a good start,” he said. The main reason for winning the Test match was the way he batted in Australia. We are keen on such things in this series. ”Kohli also indicated that Kuldeep Yadav is also expected to get a chance in the four-Test home series, having played his last five-day match in January 2019. “Kuldeep has not got a chance to play in the longer format in the recent past.” I mean to say that you can say two years but in 2020 we did not play cricket for a long time but now it will be part of the plans by the start of the domestic season. To motivate players you need to target them. Jasprit Bumrah is set to be picked in the first home Test but Kohli did not indicate who would be his new ball partner from Mohammad Siraj and Ishant Sharma.


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