- Let Ashwin replace Jadeja
- Ajinkya Rahane does not need to be replaced
- Hogg wants two changes to the bowling line-up
Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg has suggested that India make two changes to the squad for the fourth Test. Ravindra Jadeja could be replaced by R Ashwin. Jadeja was injured during the fourth Test. With this, the possibility of changing Jadeja is high.
“I don’t think Jadeja will play due to injury. It’s not because of his poor performance. Jadeja may be ruled out due to a minor knee injury,” Hogg said on his YouTube channel. Hogg suggests another change to the bowling line-up. Shardul Thakur is expected to replace pacer Ishant Sharma. Ishant did not take a single wicket in the third Test.
“Ashwin will bat at number seven. Shardul Thakur will bat at number eight. Both will bat well for the team. Ashwin and Shardul will be able to make up for the lack of Jadeja in the batting line-up,” Hogg added. Shardul is a good swinger. Ashwin’s off-spin will benefit the team in another way, “Hogg said.
Hogg, meanwhile, said there was no change in the batting line-up. As many say, he does not agree with replacing vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane with Suryakumar Yadav. “We need to think more about bringing in Suryakumar to replace Rahane. There’s nothing wrong with bringing Surya into the midfield.
Rahane is one of the most experienced players in India. Not to forget his half-century in the Lord’s Test. The Test series is still 1-1. Hogg says it may not be right now to try to change the structure of the team itself. There are five matches in the Test series. The first match ended in a draw, with England winning the third Test and India winning the second. India lost by an innings in the Leeds Test.
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