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Ind Vs Aus: Sanjay Bangar Says, We Are Still Not Decided About The Opening Spot And Also The Number 6 Spot

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| November 30 , 2018 , 15:28 IST

India cricket team's assistant coach Sanjay Bangar on Friday revealed that the opening and number 6 slot is still up for grabs ahead of the Adelaide Test against Australia.

Speaking to media, Sanjay Bangar said, "I'd say there are still some spots to be taken. We also want to see how the second innings goes and we might give some other batsmen a hit, specially using them up the order and seeing how it goes. So there are certainly some spots to be taken."

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"We’re looking at the opening spot and also the number six spot. So those are the positions where we are looking, we are still not decided about yet," he added.

"Yea it was important time in the middle, and it was important that we switched to this format of the game because some of them are coming from the T20 format," said Bangar.

Further, the assistant coach also said, "I'm pretty happy that all of them got to spend some time in the middle and get some runs under their belt as well. All in all, it was a pretty satisfying effort from our side."

In the practice game against CA XI the opener KL Rahul was dismissed for three runs off 18 balls, and Bangar spoke about what he needs to do with regards to his role in the team.

Talking on this Sanjay Bangar said, "He was looking in good shape today, just that he seems to be finding new ways to get dismissed. Today as well, the ball that he got dismissed to was quite wide. But the way he is playing the ball, our reading is that he is just one hit away (from being back in form)".

Further, he added, "We know how much ability he has. And if he would want to transform that ability into performances, it will be good for the team. He is on his second tour (of Australia) and has played 30 Test matches. So there is responsibility on him, our expectation is only that he plays with that responsibility, and fulfils his role towards the team."