India on Wednesday revealed their playing XI for Sydney showdown against Australia andthere will a debutant for the second successive match.
Sydney: India on Wednesday revealed their playing XI for the Sydney showdown against Australia and there will a debutant for the second successive match.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), while revealing the XI, said, "Navdeep Saini is all set to make his debut."
Star batsman, Rohit Sharma will also make his long-awaited return to Test cricket. He replaces struggling Mayank Agarwal.
Saini is the direct replacement for injured Umesh Yadav, who pulled up during the second Test in Melbourne.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground Test witnessed Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj making their respective debuts and both the players impressed with their performances.
NEWS - #TeamIndia announce Playing XI for the 3rd Test against Australia at the SCG.— BCCI (@BCCI) January 6, 2021
Navdeep Saini is all set to make his debut.#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/lCZNGda8UD
Saini, 28, has so far played seven ODIs and 10 T20Is for India, and has taken 19 international wickets.
Playing XI: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini.