Pragyan Ojha Makes A Controversial Selection For The Third Test

Pragyan Ojha

Pragyan Ojha Makes A Controversial Selection For The Third Test: After registering a stunning win in the second test match, team India would be hoping to continue with their form in the third Test match. Ahead of the much-awaited Sydney Test, several cricketers have been predicting their playing XI for the game.

Former spinner Pragyan Ojha has come up with a controversial playing XI for the third test match. Ojha wants Mayank Agarwal to hold on to his spot and Shubman Gill to make way for Rohit Sharma.

Well, Mayank Agarwal hasn’t been able to give the best of his abilities in the first two Tests and the New Zealand series earlier in the year, while on the other hand, Shubman Gill has showcased his abilities with a couple of powerful performances during the Boxing Day Test against Australia totaling 80 runs.

During an interaction with Sports Today, former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha was asked if the Indian cricket team could even be considered moving Hanuma Vihari up the batting order as an opener for the upcoming Sydney Test. He said:

“For me, it is more about the process that the team follows. If a team has to succeed and achieve their goals in the long run, they have to follow a process. Today, Mohammed Siraj has done really well. When Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami come in, neither of them will be rested because that is the process,”

Furthermore, Ojha pointed out that despite the impressive knocks he played in the Boxing-day Test match, should make his way for Rohit Sharma. He also suggested that the incumbent opener Mayank Agarwal should partner Rohit Sharma at the other end. He said:

“I know Shubman Gill has done a brilliant job, he showcased his talent the way he batted. He is a future prospect for us, no doubt about it. But I believe in the process. Mayank Agarwal has been doing well for you. He is your regular opener. So, Rohit should open with Mayank,”

Meanwhile, the third test match between India and Australia will kickstart from December 7th.

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