In the 2023 Australia Tour of India, the Indian Cricket Team is facing a big selection conundrum for the upcoming T20I series. Vice-captain Shreyas Iyer has joined the team, which means Tilak Varma will have to step aside to make room for the senior batter. Additionally, there is a tough decision to be made between Prasidh Krishna and Deepak Chahar, as Suryakumar Yadav contemplates who to include in the playing XI.
Despite starting the series with two wins, India faced a setback as Glenn Maxwell’s performance helped Australia stay in contention. The Men in Blue are now focused on bouncing back and securing a win in the upcoming match in Raipur to seal the 5-match series.
In terms of the batting lineup, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad are expected to retain their positions as openers, with Ishan Kishan likely to continue at Number 3. Shreyas Iyer is set to return to the squad at Number 4 after a 3-match break, pushing Suryakumar Yadav to bat at number 5. Captain Suryakumar Yadav aims to maintain his form and retain his ranking as the world’s top T20I batter.
Rinku Singh will hold the position of designated finisher at Number 6, followed by Axar Patel at 7. The decision between Deepak Chahar and Prasidh Krishna for the Number 8 spot is a challenging one, as both players bring valuable skills to the team. Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, and Arshdeep Singh are expected to be the designated bowlers for the upcoming match.
The predicted India XI for the 4th T20I against Australia includes:
1. Yashasvi Jaiswal
2. Ruturaj Gaikwad
3. Ishan Kishan (WK)
4. Shreyas Iyer
5. Suryakumar Yadav (C)
6. Rinku Singh
7. Axar Patel
8. Deepak Chahar
9. Ravi Bishnoi
10. Avesh Khan
11. Arshdeep Singh
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