New Delhi: A five-match Test series will be played between India and England from August 4. The first Test match will be played from August 4 to August 8 at Nottingham’s Trent Bridge ground. There can be major changes in the Indian team in this five-match Test series against England. Team India can enter the field with a different strategy.
Big changes can happen in Team India
India had to face a crushing defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the final (WTC Final) match of the World Test Championship. With this, India’s dream of winning this big ICC tournament was shattered. Questions started being raised on the batsmen of Team India.
Ajinkya Rahane can be blamed?
The most important thing about team selection in the Test series against England. Talking about the selection, the Indian cricket team can decide to drop even its Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. Although Ajinkya Rahane played a brilliant innings of 49 runs in the first innings of the World Test Championship final (WTC Final) match, but for some time he has not been able to perform with the bat, for which he is known.
Chance for Rahul or Hanuma
Talking about the batting of the Indian team, then they can consider giving Ajinkya Rahane a chance to batsmen like KL Rahul or Hanuma Vihari in the middle order. Both Rahul and Hanuma have the ability to make an impact in the middle order, but whether Ajinkya can leave an impact like Rahane, it can definitely be a question.
Bet on Rohit Sharma
If the Indian team is thinking of ousting Ajinkya Rahane, then the burden of vice-captaincy can be put on Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma can be made the vice-captain, but can Ajinkya Rahane’s place be filled, because when it comes to Ajinkya Rahane, his record against the hosts on England’s soil has been very good. Ajinkya Rahane has played 17 Test matches against England so far, in which he has scored 731 runs with the help of 5 half-centuries and 1 century. Whether it would be right to exclude him with such figures or not, only the Indian team knows.
Nothing like before in Rahane
Former Indian wicket-keeper batsman Deepdas Gupta had said that I do not think Rahane is the same player he was. Rahane was brilliant in 2014-16. He was one such player whom I had seen playing for Mumbai. Wankhede pitch was damp on the first morning, there was grass in the pitch and it was a nightmare to bat there in those days, but Rahane scored over 4000-4500 runs before playing India, especially batting at No. 3.