Shubman Gill get spin-masterclass from Rahul Dravid ahead of first test in Nagpur | INDvsAUS

Xtra Time Web Desk: Team India batter Shubman Gill had a few important tips from Head Coach Rahul Dravid on how to play spin ahead of the test series opener against Australia starting at the VCA stadium in Jamtha on Thursday, February 9.

Dravid spent a considerable amount of time with Gill and was explaining the various methods to keep the sweep down with some shadow batting. He was seen showing Gill as to how he can avoid offering catch to forward short leg or leg gully if there is big turn on offer.

Gill was later seen himself standing at forward short leg with fielding coach T Dileep giving him a close in catching practice.

The team combination isn’t being spelt out but it seems that Gill, who is in the midst of a purple patch, will have to make way for Rahul at the top.

In all probability the wicket for the first test in Nagpur will be a spinning track. Like the Australians, the Indian batters too are leaving no stone unturned to face spin challenge. Most of the Indian batters committed themselves to doubles shift in the nets on Tuesday against slow bowlers ahead of the series-opener.