Ahead of the Indian team selection to be announced on 4th November for the test matches in Australia here we look at the contenders and a potential selection of 16 players that will a part of the team.

1. Openers: 

Contenders: Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul

Out of these 3 batsmen I would select Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay for the first two test matches. Murali Vijay should play all the four test matches because of his performances in England series has been good. Since Shikhar Dhawan has failed in recent times and his performance continues to be not impressive I will give a chance to KL Rahul because of his recent form in domestic season last year and starting this season has been great.

2. Middle Order: 

Contenders: Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rahane and Raina

Out of these five middle order batsmen, Pujara will be my number 3. Despite failing in England his hunger for runs and ability to defend and stand on the wickets for longer time will make him automatic choice. He played few county matches in England and played some vital knocks in the last few months. Coming at number 4 will be Virat Kohli, will be a better choice despite his not so good form in England as there is no alternative to him for the test series against the Australians. My fifth slot will be A Rahane who has been in great form on foreign soil in the recent past. Rohit Sharma is the reserve choice in this category. If required he may open the innings.

3. Wicket-keeper: 

Contenders: M.S Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Wriddhman Saha and Naman Ojha

M.S Dhoni the captain/wicket-keeper is the first choice. He or his replacement will be also 6 down batsman. As a backup for him I would choose Wriddhman Saha because of consisent performance in longer version of cricket in domestic circuit.

4. Spinners:

Contenders: Ashwin, Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Piyush Chawla

In this department, Jadeja and Ashwin will keep their places despite not performing up to the mark on foriegn soil. As the pitches are not likely to assist spin bowlers I would keep only 2 spinners. This will be a great chance for both of them to prove themselves and create an impact on the series.

5. Pacers: 

Contenders: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Pankaj Singh, Ishwar pandey

Since the Australian pitches will help the pacers I would choose atleast 5 pace bowlers in my team. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami have been improving with their bowling and are an automatic choice. Ishant Sharma will be my third pick. His height will be an added advantage apart from being the only exprienced bowler to play test matches in Australia. On pitches where we require the fourth seamer I will pick Umesh Yadav because of his extra pace and ability to pick wickets. Fifth choice will be Varun Aaron. 

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