India vs Australia: Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis emerge as top contenders for number six position
Victorians Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell have emerged as strong contenders for the number six position in the Australian line-up in place of the injured Mitchell Marsh.
New Delhi: Victorians Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell have emerged as strong contenders for the number six position in the Australian line-up in place of the injured Mitchell Marsh.
Ashton Agar and Usman Khawaja are the other two names doing the rounds, as the visitors grapple with injury issues ahead of the third Test in Ranchi starting on Thursday.
The four-match Border-Gavaskar series is poised at 1-1.
While Maxwell has the advantage of being part of the touring squad for the entire trip so far, Stoinis can stake a claim as the replacement for Marsh given his all-round skills and strong seam bowling.
Maxwell was not even in the Victorian Shield side at the start of the summer, having been dropped seemingly as a result of his unsuccessful attempt to move north to New South Wales during pre-season.
Stoinis has been the Bushrangers' preferred choice at No. 3 for several seasons and has done so with success - until this season.
India vs England: Virat Kohli labels Indian bowling performance at Oval as one of the 'top three' in his captaincy
The Oval track did not offer much assistance to the fast bowlers but Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur shared seven wickets to bundle out England for 210, scripting India's comprehensive 157-run win.
India and Australia are set to lock horns in a multi-format series comprising three ODIs, the day-night Test, and three T20s, starting on 21 September. The Test will be played from 30 September to 3 October in Canberra.
Bumrah's has bowled 151 overs already in the past one month, including 22 intense overs on the fourth and fifth day of the Oval Test which India won by 157 runs.