Virat Kohli’s preparation exposed before INDvsWI tour (Video)

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Virat Kohli continues to struggle with balls going outside the off-stump as Yashswi Jaiswal Yashasvi Jaiswal stakes claim for selection in playing XI .

Jaiswal’s Test debut is certain but now it remains to be seen what his batting order is. He starts the innings or comes down at number three. Cheteshwar Pujara used to land on this order but due to poor performance for the last three years, he is out of the team.

Cricketers from local clubs played a two-day warm-up match along with 16 players from the Indian team. The first test starts on 12 July.

Balls going outside the off-stump have been troubling Kohli and Jaydev Unadkat took full advantage of it. He was caught in the first slip on a similar ball from Unadkat. Most of the batsmen retired after playing around 50 to 75 balls. Jaiswal scored 54 runs in 76 balls.

It was expected that Jaiswal would open the innings along with skipper Rohit Sharma. Rohit scored 67 runs in this match. Sending Jaiswal above regular opener Shubman Gill means that the team management can open the innings with him.

Gill is basically a middle-order batsman who has batted only at number three or four for the Under-19s and India A. At that time Dravid used to be the coach of the junior teams. Gill had scored 204 runs playing at number five for India A against the West Indies in 2019.

Ravichandran Ashwin could be the second spinner on Dominica’s dry pitch, while Navdeep Saini, Unadkat or Mukesh Kumar will be selected in the fast bowling along with Mohammad Siraj and Shardul Thakur, it remains to be seen.(Language)

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