India picked a lone spinner in all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja
INDIA captain Rohit Sharma gained the toss and elected to area within the World Check Championship (WTC) ultimate towards Australia at The Oval on Wednesday (7).
India picked a lone spinner in all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, whereas KS Bharat retained his place because the wicketkeeper forward of Ishan Kishan.
“It’s powerful to depart Ashwin out,” Rohit stated.
“He has been a match-winner for us, it isn’t an ideal event to depart him out, however you’ve got to do what’s greatest for the group within the given circumstances.”
The crushed 2021 finalists have introduced again veteran Ajinkya Rahane to bolster their batting lineup towards Australia who’re enjoying their first WTC ultimate.
Australia captain Pat Cummins stated he too would have most well-liked to bowl first on a wicket that promised appreciable bounce.
Scott Boland changed injured quick bowler Josh Hazlewood within the Australia squad.
“It (pitch) appears to be like prefer it’s received a bit little bit of grass. I’m certain he’ll be a weapon,” Cummins stated of Boland’s inclusion.
India – Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Australia – David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Inexperienced, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins (captain), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland.