The test series between India and Australia is about to kickstart within few days. This series is a crucial one for many players to get a place in the team or to strengthen their current place in the team. Here is the list of players to watch out for in the upcoming test series.
- Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is one of the crucial players for India in the limited overs format and since a few series, he was being ignored when it comes to the red ball format. There is no specific reason to pinpoint his flaws in his performance but his poor shot selection is an important cause for his failure on many occasions. This series is the important one to cement his position in the test format. He might take time to habituate for the test format but his formidable record of 3 double centuries in ODIs will be the first reason to win the confidence of the selectors and spectators.
- KL Rahul
KL Rahul was known as one of the test specialists for Indian team but he was struggling with poor form right now. 14,13,17, 26*, 16, 4, 33*, and 0 are his recent scores after his last fifty on international stages. In the current practice match against Australia, he lost his wicket at a score of 3 runs. He will be the first choice of selectors as an opener along with Prithvi Shaw but the chance of replacing him with Murali Vijay for the upcoming test cannot be ruled out.
- Prithvi Shaw
He is the youngest cricketer to play tests for India. He played his debut test against West Indies at the age of 19 years and bagged the man of the series award with his splendid performance. He made a knock of 66 runs in the ongoing practice match against CA XI. He got the chance of playing against Australia in his second test series. He is known for his aggressive style and is working hard to strengthen his position in the team with this series.
- Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch is known as an aggressive batsman but he is fighting poor form in the recent past. He is one of the players eligible for captaincy but there is a tough competition for the position right now. This is the time of test for this formidable batsman to cement his place in the red ball cricket.
- Usman Khwaja
He is one of the ferocious batsmen for Australia and this series is an ordeal for him to get a permanent spot in the test team. He needs to face tough competition from the likes of Aaron Finch to get a strong place in the team but with his recent performances, he succeeded to hand good scores for the team on many occasions. This series will be a good opportunity for Khwaja since D’Arcy Short and Aaron Finch are struggling with poor form.