The Indian cricket team has suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship. After this defeat, there are speculations of change in the Indian Test team. Team captain Virat Kohli has also indicated to make changes in the team after the defeat. According to the information revealed, the sword is hanging on two legendary batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane.
Pujara, Kohli and Rahane have handled Team India’s middle order since the retirement of Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman. But Cheteshwar Pujara has not been able to score any century in the last 18 matches. Apart from this, Pujara also has to be a victim of criticism due to his slow strike rate. In the WTC final too, Pujara played 35 balls to open the account.
Virat Kohli said, “We have remained the best team in the world for the last few years. We can’t see our team falling down. We need to make changes according to the game. We will take big decisions soon. We don’t have enough time to wait for a year or two for a change.
KL Rahul may get a chance
It is clear from this statement of Virat Kohli that apart from Pujara, a question mark has also been raised in the place of Ajinkya Rahane. Apart from scoring a century in the Melbourne Test, Rahane has failed to play big innings against Australia and England.
According to the report of Times of India, the team management now wants to give more chances to the young players. Apart from this, looking at KL Rahul’s excellent form, now Team India can give him a chance in the middle order. Apart from this, Hanuma Vihari can also be given more chances now.
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