The Indian cricket team will be making some changes in the squad for the Boxing Day test match which is starting on December 26 and will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after the humiliating defeat in the first test match. Many questions have been raised on the Indian batting after the team got all out at 36 which is the lowest score of Indian cricket squad till date.
While talking to a sports portal, Rajeev Shukla who will soon become the vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) says that there is no doubt the board is not happy as it was not a good score. He adds that the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah are also very concerned and are in continuous touch with the team management in order to come up with a plan for the future matches. Shukla further states that he is quite positive the Indian team will certainly make a strong comeback in the next match.
On the question of sending former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid to Australia for helping the Indian batsmen, Shukla says that nobody is going to Australia. He adds that we may have crumbled in the second innings but we batted well in the first innings and even managed to take lead. Moreover, he feels that the Indian players are capable enough of correcting themselves. Shukla states that the team management will certainly select the suitable players for the squad after studying the wicket conditions.
As per Rajeev Shukla, the Australian tour is always a challenging one and it is always difficult to face the Australian bowlers in their home as they have the advantage of home conditions. He also adds that Virat Kohli’s absence will surely hurt team India but the Indian cricketers will certainly deal with it in a brave manner.
Who do you think will win the second test match- India or Australia?