- Middle-Order: Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishabh Pant
The middle-order made valuable contributions with the bat in the last Test. In the absence of Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari batted at number three and also scored a valuable half-century.
He should continue to bat at three in the next Test as well, followed by Virat Kohli at number four. Rishabh Pant showcased a sensational display of stroke-play in the last Test match. He scored 96 runs in just 97 balls, a knock which was laced with 9 fours and 4 sixes. He might bat at number four in the next game as well.