India vs Australia Boxing day test KL Rahul Ravindra jadeja Ajinkya Rahane Rishabh Pant | Rahul can open in place of Prithvi Shaw; Shubman, Jadeja and Pant set to return

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Team India has started practice for the second match of the 4 Test series on Australia tour. Team India, which has lost the first match of the series, can see a lot of changes. Regular captain Virat Kohli has gone on the paternity leave. Ajinkya Rahane will take over his place.

Shubman Gill may get a chance in the playing XI in place of Kohli. At the same time, Ravindra Jadeja may return in place of Lokesh Rahul and Hanuma Vihari, replacing Prithvi Shaw, who is struggling with bad form.

Jadeja did net practice
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who was injured in the T20 series, sweated heavily in net practice. He had a hamstring complaint. Shubman also batted for a long time at the nets.

Pant and Siraj can also be included in the team
According to the news agency, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha may also get hit in the wave of change after the defeat in Adelaide. Rishabh Pant is certain to be replaced. At the same time, Mohammad Siraj can come in the team in place of Mohammed Shami, who was ruled out of the series due to a hand injury.

Prithvi Shaw scored just 4 runs in the first test
Indian opener Prithvi Shaw flopped in both innings of the day-night test. He could not even open the account in the first innings, and on the second ball of the match, Mitchell Starc gave him a clean bold. Opened the account in the second innings, but could score only 4 runs and Pat was bowled by Cummins.

Jadeja has an upper hand due to all-round option
Jadeja has scored 1,869 runs in 49 Tests for India at an average of over 35. It includes a century and 14 fifty. He had also fitted his last tour of Australia and England. Apart from this, he has also taken 213 wickets in 49 Tests at an average of 24.63.

Warner and Abbott will not play second test
Meanwhile, Australian opener David Warner and fast bowler Sean Abbott will not play in the second Test. Warner was hurt while fielding during the ODI series. The second Test starts on 26 December.