Ajinkya Rahane has not been in form for a long time. Even on the tour of England, in four matches, he had scored only one half-century with the bat, which he scored at Lord’s.
Ajinkya Rahane has not been in form for a long time.
The Indian cricket team has impressed everyone with its strong game in the last few years. The success that this team has achieved is not easy. India defeated Australia twice in its own home. She had also come close to beating England in the current series at her home. Former Australia captain Ian Chappell is very happy and impressed with this team led by Virat Kohli. He believes that it is not easy to beat Team India at this time but as far as Test is concerned, this veteran has talked about some improvements and in this there is talk of giving a chance to another player in place of Ajinkya Rahane, the vice-captain of the team. is included. Chappell wants India’s Test team to improve its middle order and give a chance to another batsman at number-5 in place of Rahane.
Rahane played a match-winning innings in Australia as captain in Melbourne, but after that his bat seems to have rusted. Runs are not coming off his bat. In the second Test match played at Lord’s in England, he scored 61 runs with his bat, but apart from this, he performed disappointingly throughout the tour. In the last 11 matches, the right-handed batsman scored at an average of 19.57. In 19 innings, his bat has scored only 372 runs, including two half-centuries.
it should be
Chappell wrote in his column on the website ESPNcricinfo, “The middle order in which Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya and Ravichandran Ashwin should score the runs they are expected to do. After this, three fast bowlers come, the batsmen get support from the variety attack. It has the advantage of having a strong and balanced attack. You don’t need a big score to win. The easiest math to win a Test match is that the batsmen have to make quick buns to allow the bowlers to take 20 wickets.
These players can replace Rahane
Chappell said that Pant, Pandya and Jadeja can replace Rahane at number 5. Chappell wrote, “One of the best things about this middle order is that it can be changed internally. From a skill point of view, Pant is the better batsman out of these three. He can bat with restraint according to the situation, so when India bat first, they can easily play at number-5. If he spends more time on the field keeping wickets, then he can come down to bat and Jadeja can play upstairs. Pandya can also play at number-5. If encouraged, he can play this role well.
can run fast
Chappell said that one of the specialties of these three players is that they can score runs fast. He wrote, “Another specialty of this trio is the powerful strokeplay. It is also important to score fast runs in Test cricket and all three have the power to convert a good start for the team into a big innings. These three are also good for the situation when the team is chasing or setting a target.
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