Indian team management wants to focus on caring for the next generation of test cricketers on Cricket News

NEW DELHI: While great changes are expected in the Indian XI Boxing Day TestThe selection of players is also an indicator of the guidelines that the team management wants to introduce.
TOI anticipates that the main focus now will be on caring for the next generation of test cricketers. In this way, one can expect the youngsters to get a longer rope in the next two planned series.

People like Rishabh Pant and Shubman Gill are seen as high investments. Pant, who fell out of favor last year, could get another one in the long run. Pant is told that when the team returns from Australia, they will face England in the four-game test series at home.

Regular captain according to sources Virat Kohli is scheduled to hold a special team meeting before flying back to India on Tuesday. “The focus of the meeting will be on motivating and trusting the boys for the rest of the series,” the source said. “Pant will most likely take seven tests unless he fails miserably in Australia.”

The National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru will also begin to monitor left-handed openers Devdutt PadikkalIt’s progress and it’s likely being maintained as a backup opener.

Seniors receive strict message
Older batsmen like Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane Strong messages were also given. Pujara struggled to achieve great success after the last Australia tour in 2018-19. Even Rahane’s form has been indifferent for three years. “Both really have to deliver and take responsibility,” added the source. The decision to send a night watchman to Jasprit Bumrah on the second day was not well received by the team management.

Why Prithvi needs a break
With all of the talk about Prithvi Shaw’s technical flaw, the 21-year-old is likely to be given some introspection. There were also issues with Shaw’s focus on the field. “His mind sways too much while he’s on the field. He needs to take some time off and work on his concentration,” the source said.