It was seen in the T20 series on New Zealand tour that there was a lot of discussion about the playing XI. However, there will not be much problem in the selection of players for the top order in front of Shikhar Dhawan in ODIs. Shubman Gill is set to play as the opening pair with Shikhar in the first ODI against New Zealand. At the same time, Shreyas Iyer will be seen playing at number three as his performance on the last New Zealand tour was excellent.
Apart from this, the place of Suryakumar Yadav is safe for the fourth position. At the same time, Rishabh Pant will be there for number five as he is also the vice-captain of the team.
Sanju or Deepak Hooda
In such a situation, now the screw can get stuck on the number six player, but here also the picture is almost clear. There is little chance of Sanju Samson getting a place in the playing XI. At the same time, the team management can express its trust on Deepak Hooda. Because he can contribute to the team in batting as well as bowling.
Who will handle the responsibility in bowling
Apart from this, in bowling, the trio of Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh will lead the team in fast bowling. Apart from this, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will be monitored in the spin department.
Possible playing XI for the first ODI Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson/Deepak Hooda, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.
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