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Virat Kohli's return will provide a perfect opportunity for young Indian batsmen, says Chappell

The legendary Ian Chappell believes that Virat Kohli's departure after the first India-Australia Test next month will leave a "big hole" in the visiting line-up, creating a selection dilemma which could ultimately decide which way the series goes. Kohli will return home after the first Test in Adelaide from December 17 to 21, to welcome his first child. The 77-year-old Chappell feels the situation provides a perfect opportunity for young Indian batters to show their skills. "This creates both a big hole in the Indian batting order and an opportunity for one of their talented young players to make a name for himself," Chappell wrote in a column. "What was already shaping up as an exciting tussle now has the added stimulus of crucial selection decisions. The result could well come down to who is the bravest set of selectors," Chappell added.

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