Shubman should be on the field, playing vice-captain shouldn’t be fixed: Shastri

Shastri said vice-captain shouldn’t mean a spot on the team is secure when a hitter like Gill performs consistently. The former all-rounder said that there is no one even close to Suryakumar Yadav at number five and he should be in that position.

Former India manager Ravi Shastri says Shubman Gill should be preferred over vice-captain KL Rahul in the playing XI for the first Test against Australia which starts here on Thursday. Shastri said vice-captain shouldn’t mean a spot on the team is secure when a hitter like Gill performs consistently. The former all-rounder said that there is no one even close to Suryakumar Yadav at number five and he should be in that position.

He said: “The decision to select Shubman or Rahul depends on the management of the team. Form matters a lot when someone is doing so well.” He said: “I’ve seen Gill and Rahul up close on the nets. Even if there’s a tough call to make. I look at the footwork, I look at the time. Yes Gill He has to be preferred over Rahul, so he should be. You have to see. I’m not saying that because he’s the vice-captain, Rahul’s selection is fixed.

There has been a lot of talk in Australia about making favorable pitches in India, but Shastri said there is nothing wrong with taking advantage of home ground. He said: “If someone asks me what kind of launch is needed. What is expected I would say that even after losing the toss, the ball started to turn from the first session. As a coach, he would only think Australia should get 4. How to beat from 0. Shastri said wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav will have to do his job well.

He said: “I want to see Karishma. Kuldeep Yadav will have to. If he loses the toss and the wicket doesn’t turn, a bowler like Kuldeep will come in handy. When the finger spinner doesn’t get help, then the leg spinner has to look amazing. “He said, ‘India got 4. You should think about winning from 0. We are playing in our country.’ I’ve toured Australia twice with the team and I know what happens.

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