London: Team India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has been flopping continuously for a long time in Test matches. Ajinkya Rahane is going through a very scary and bad phase of his career. In the Oval Test match, the Indian team management sent Ravindra Jadeja to bat at number 5 before him due to the bad form of Ajinkya Rahane.
Preparing to drop Rahane!
In the first innings of the Oval Test, when Ravindra Jadeja was sent to bat at No. 5 in place of Ajinkya Rahane, it seemed that Team India was putting Ravindra Jadeja to get runs faster after falling three wickets for 39 runs, but when In the second innings too, Ravindra Jadeja was sent to bat at No. 5 in place of Rahane, then it became clear what the team management was thinking.
This action of Kohli indicated
Captain Virat Kohli’s decision to send Ravindra Jadeja to bat at No. 5 in place of Ajinkya Rahane indicates that Team India is troubled by Rahane’s bad form. The team management is sending Jadeja to number 5 before him to save Rahane. In the first innings of the fourth Test, Rahane has been able to score only 14 and 0 runs. Now the team management can take out Rahane in the next match.
Rahane struggling with poor form
The only reason that seems to be behind this plan is Rahane’s current form. In 6 innings of 4 matches of this Test series against England, Rahane has scored 5, 1, 61, 18, 10, 14 and 0. Former Team India opener Virender Sehwag said, ‘Rahane has not scored for the last few matches, but the same has been the case with Kohli and Pujara, so why was there a change in the order of Rahane?
This batsman can play next test in place of Rahane
There is such a player in Team India, who can bat at number 5 instead of Ajinkya Rahane in the next Test match to be held in Manchester. Suryakumar Yadav is considered a strong contender to bat at number 5 in the fourth test match. Ajinkya Rahane’s performance is under question. Suryakumar Yadav can cut Ajinkya Rahane’s leaf from the Test team. The Indian cricket team has a talented batsman like Suryakumar Yadav, who knows the art of playing more than one shot around the field and getting runs. Suryakumar Yadav’s entry in the Test team seems certain.