Manchester: The last and deciding match of the five-match Test series between India and England will be played in Manchester from 3:30 pm today. Ajinkya Rahane does not fit in the playing XI of Team India. Rahane has proved to be a flop in 4 matches so far in this series, only once a fifty has come from his bat. In such a situation, the blame can fall on Ajinkya Rahane. India’s batting lineup is proving to be a flop, in which Ajinkya Rahane has been very poor. There are 3 players in Team India, who can bat at number 5 instead of Ajinkya Rahane in today’s test match.
Mayank Agarwal is considered a big contender to bat at No. 5 in place of Ajinkya Rahane. Mayank Agarwal last got a chance to play in the Brisbane Test. Mayank Agarwal could not play even in the first 4 Test matches against England, but he can get a chance in today’s Test match. Mayank Agarwal has more than 1000 runs in his name in Tests and his average is also 45.73. Mayank Agarwal has so far scored 1052 runs in 14 Test matches for India at an average of 46. He has scored three centuries and four half-centuries in 23 innings. Mayank Agarwal’s average on home grounds is more dangerous than Australia’s legendary batsman Don Bradman. Agarwal has played innings of 215, 108 and 243 runs on Indian cricket.
If we look at the records of Hanuma Vihari, he is considered a strong contender in place of Ajinkya Rahane at number 5. Team India’s reliable batsman Hanuma Vihari is often in and out of the team’s playing XI. In today’s Test match, Team India can give Hanuma Vihari a chance at number 5 instead of Ajinkya Rahane. 27-year-old Hanuma Vihari has scored 624 runs in 12 Test matches at an average of 32.84. Test specialist Ajinkya Rahane’s run is not taking the name of the end of the drought. Let us tell you that Ajinkya Rahane’s performance in the current Test series against England has been very poor. Many veterans are discussing to sit him out for the constant flopping Rahane. Rahane had scored his last century for India in the Melbourne Test on Australia tour last year and since then he has been struggling to score runs consistently. Although he played an innings of 61 runs in the Lord’s Test match in this series against England, but in the next 2 Tests he again proved to be laggy.
Suryakumar Yadav is considered a strong contender to bat at number 5 in the fourth test match. Ajinkya Rahane’s performance is under question. In today’s test match, Suryakumar Yadav can cut Ajinkya Rahane’s card 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.