Ind vs NZ: The first match of the test series between India and New Zealand ended in a draw. The second and last match of the series will be played in Mumbai from December 3. Team India’s regular captain Virat Kohli was rested in the Kanpur Test. He will lead Team India in the Mumbai Test. After the arrival of Kohli, who will be dropped from Team India, this is the big question. The team’s two most experienced batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have been battling poor form for a long time and in such a situation, it is possible that one of these two batsmen may be discharged from the team.
If Ajinkya Rahane is dropped from the playing 11, then the batting order of Team India will be something like this. Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja. However, there is suspense on Mayank Agarwal’s place as well, as he was a flop in both the innings of the Kanpur Test. Now in such a situation, if Mayank Agarwal is dropped, then maybe Pujara should be opened and Rahane should be kept in the middle order.
Mayank Agarwal may get one more chance
Former India opener Wasim Jaffer also said that captain Kohli will have to choose between Mayank Agarwal and Ajinkya Rahane. I will consider both of them. This is the toss-up that Virat Kohli has to do.
Jaffer said whether he wants to go with Mayank Agarwal and give him another chance or [उन्हें लगता है] Ajinkya Rahane has not scored enough runs in the last 10-12 Test matches after the Melbourne Test, so he was ruled out. It’s a tough call, definitely a tough call. It depends on whom the blame falls.
If Kohli goes with Mayank Agarwal, then Team India’s playing 11 for the Mumbai Test can be like this. Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Saha, Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammad Siraj and Umesh Yadav.
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