The team India is ready to face Australia with a series commencing from November 27. Both the teams will face each other in 3 T20s, 3 ODIs and four Test matches.
Virat Kohli the captain of team India, will return back after the day and night Test in Adelaide and will miss the last three series of their four matches. Virat Kohli’s return will open the spot for many players in the playing XI. The veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has named KL Rahul who made his comeback to the Test after a year.
“Virat Kohli is coming back after the first Test but this opens a window of opportunity for someone like KL Rahul, who is coming back in the Test team. Virat Kohli is a big player and he has scored runs whenever he has toured Australia. His absence will be missed but this is an opportunity for players to step in,” Harbhajan Singh said.
He backed players like Cheteshwar Pujara and KL Rahul to lead the India’s batting.
“Virat Kohli’s absence should be seen in this manner. KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara are big players and they have an opportunity to prove themselves. I think Team India has it in them but the fact that Virat Kohli is there or not should be forgotten. The team should just remember that they are in Australia to win and repeat what they did the last time,” Harbhajan Singh added.
Virat Kohli being the only Asian captain with a Test series victory in Australia, will be missed in the final three matches.