Former England captain Michael Vaughan feels that India have made a 'mistake' by not including all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for the 2nd Test against Australia in Perth. India announced a surprising playing XI as Hanuma Vihari comes in for injured R Ashwin, while Umesh Yadav comes in as the fourth seamer in place of Rohit Sharma who has also been ruled out due to injury. (Live Score & Updates IND vs AUS 2nd Test)
Jadeja yet awaits a spot in the playing XI which has attracted plenty of criticism. Vaughan took to Twitter to express his opinion.
India approached the 2nd Test in Perth with four seamers and are at the moment desperately missing out on a spin specialist. The only reliable source for the visitors is Vihari. The green top in the new Perth stadium expected to have pace and bounce but the Indian seamers had a tough time in the first session of Day 1. (Live Match Scorecard)
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 14, 2018
Jadeja, had to wait for four Tests before being included in the final Test at the Oval during India's tour of England. He was quite handy there with the bat and ball as well and made an instant impact.
Australia won the toss and had opted to bat in Perth. Kohli said that he and the team were excited for the
"We would have batted as well. But not a bad thing to bowl on day 1 on a wicket which has a lot of grass. We are happy with whatever we are going to do. I have seen an ODI game happen here and it had quite a bit for the bowlers. Pretty excited about that as a bowling side," Kohli said after the toss.
"We will look to get in and make some inroads with the ball. It is a frest Test. Just another Test match for us. We are not taking anything complacently. We have to work hard for another victory. We are taking the confidence from the last game but not the scoreline ahead," Kohli added.