1 Feb 2021

Wasim jaffer selected India's playing XI for first test, surprised to include Akshar Patel.

Former India opener Wasim Jaffer, who has often given his opinion about Team India's matches, has selected India's playing eleven for the first Test match against England starting on February 5 in Chennai. Prior to this series, India had won the historic Border-Gavaskar series 2–1 against Australia in their home country, while England had a strong 2–0 win in the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka, quite strong at home. Did sweep. Jaffer has chosen Rohit Sharma and young Shubman Gill for the opening pair of this team. Apart from this, he has surprised many fans by including Akshar Patel in the team.

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In Jaffer's team, the team's trusted Cheteshwar Pujara, regular captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane have been selected for the middle order. As a wicket-keeper, Jaffer has chosen Rishabh Pant, who played a key role in winning the historic series in Australia. Jaffer surprised Akshar Patel in place of Washington Sundar as an all-rounder in this team. Sundar's performance in the Brisbane Test against Australia was quite good.

Talking of bowling, Jaffer took the names of off-spinner R Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah for sure, while one of the players of Kuldeep Yadav or Shardul Thakur said that they will get a place in the team. He said the same thing for Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Siraj. According to him, two places in the team will be decided according to the pitch.

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Wasim Jaffer's playing eleven for the first Test match: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Akshar Patel, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav / Shardul Thakur, Ishant Sharma / Mohammad Siraj, Jaspreet Bumrah.

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