IND vs AUS 2020: India announce playing XI for Boxing Day Test

By Rajan Nath -- December 25, 2020 1:12 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

IND vs AUS Boxing Day Test: Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj are all set to make their Test debuts as India announced their playing XI for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne which will commence on Saturday i.e December 26.

India has made four changes following the defeat in Adelaide Test where India lost the match by 8 wickets. Subhman Gill has replaced an out-of-form Prithvi Shaw and can be seen opening the inning with Mayank Agarwal.

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Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja has been added to India's playing XI for Virat Kohli (on paternity leave) for the IND vs AUS Boxing day test. India is looking to strengthen its bowling department.

Likewise, Rishabh Pant has replaced Wriddhiman Saha as the wicket-keeper-batsman while right-arm pacer Mohammed Siraj has replaced Mohammed Shami, who was ruled out of the Test series with a wrist fracture.

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However, Indian cricket fans are still upset as KL Rahul is still missing the playing XI. Now, Ajinkya Rahane has a major responsibility on his shoulders as the team suffered a major defeat in Adelaide.

IND vs AUS Boxing Day Test: Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj all set to debut as India announced playing XI for Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

Team India scored just 36 runs in the second innings, its lowest Test total ever.

India's Playing XI for IND vs AUS 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Jasprit  Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.

-PTC News

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