Rahane and Pujara: The Indian team is scheduled to play just 3 Tests abroad and 6 Tests on home soil next year. So it’s a good time for a change in the middle order.
India Vs Sa; Pujara And Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane-Cheteshwar Pujara: India-South Africa ( India vs South Africa ) The last match of the three-match Test series between is taking place in Cape Town. The Indian team arrived in South Africa with the intention of winning the Test series for the first time. Cape Town (under similar circumstances)Cape Town Test) Teamindia decided to decide the series in and win here. But that did not happen in either innings. Especially the two senior batsmen in the team, Cheteshwar Pujara (Cheteshwar Pujara), Ajinkya Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) Are mostly focused on. But with disappointing batting in the final innings of the series, it looks like their two careers are falling apart.
Even before the start of the series, the form of Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and captain Virat Kohli was of the utmost concern. There were also questions about Rahane and Pujara playing in the playing XI. The two batsmen played three matches in the series but failed to make a big impact, except for one or two innings. Pujara 9, Rahane just 1 in the second innings of the Cape Town Test and the last innings of the series. In such a situation, it is very necessary to look at the statistics of both of them in this series. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Pujara failure ..
Pujara enters the ring as the number three batsman in Team India. He started the series very poorly. He was out with the first ball in the Centurion’s first innings. Only 16 runs were scored in the second innings. He then went on to score 3 runs in the first innings at Johannesburg at the crease for a long time. However, in the second innings, he struggled to keep the team afloat and scored 53 runs. He also formed the Century partnership with Rahane. In the final Test after that, Pujara played well in the first innings but could not score much and was dismissed for 43. He was dismissed for 9 in the second innings. Thus, Pujara scored 124 runs in 6 innings at an average of just 20.6.
Rahane is on the same path ..
At the same time, more controversy than Pujara has been about including Rahane in the playing XI. Rahane also played a total of 6 innings in the series. His figures are slightly better than Pujara’s. Rahane was the fastest to score 48 in the Centurion’s first innings. This helped Team India to a good score. He was later dismissed for 20 in the innings. At the same time, in Johannesburg, the pavilion added to the first ball after Pujara. He scored 58 in the second innings in partnership with Pujara. Kagiso Rabada in Cape Town fell victim to excellent deliveries. Rahane scored 9, 1 in this innings. That means Rahane scored only 136 runs in 6 innings at an average of 22.6.
This is an opportunity for change ..!
These two batsmen, who have been very supportive of Team India midfielder for almost ten years, have become worse over the last two years. The fact that the duo are below average 30 at this point has put the team in trouble. The main reason for keeping both of them in playing XI in South Africa is their experience in these situations. Currently, Team India has to play only 3 Tests abroad as part of the WTC. One of them is to be played in England and two in Bangladesh. He had earlier played a Test series against Sri Lanka at home. In such a situation, looking at the current performance, both of them could get a place in the team. However, there is a chance that it will be difficult to get a place in Playing XI. But reports from People say that’s just what’s happening.
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