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IND vs NZ | Shreyas Iyer cannot be shunned; Ajinkya Rahane out? Chances of Mumbai Test


Kanpur, First Published Nov 30, 2021, 10:53 AM IST

Kanpur: Ajinkya Rahane, who has consistently failed to bat, could miss out on a place in the Indian team for the Mumbai Test (India vs New Zealand 2nd Test) against New Zealand. With the return of captain Virat Kohli. But Indian coach Rahul Dravid is not giving up on Rahane completely. Shreyas Iyer, who made his debut memorable, is unlikely to be dropped.

Ajinkya Rahane, who has scored 638 runs in the last 29 innings, is expected to miss out on a place in the second Test against New Zealand.

Dravid without giving up completely

‘No need to worry about Ajinkya Rahane. You can definitely expect more runs from his bat. Rahane is a player who likes to find runs. Rahane has done well for India in the past. He has a lot of experience and Rahane only needs one match to show his talent. “Look at the situation in Mumbai and choose the playing XI,” Dravid said.

The case of Cheteshwar Pujara, who is constantly frustrated, is no different. The argument is strong that KS Bharath or Wriddhiman Saha should replace Mayank Agarwal, who lost in Kanpur. The second Test starts in Mumbai on December 3. With the first Test ending in a draw, the result in Mumbai will be crucial for both the teams. The Kiwis chased down a 284-run target in Kanpur to tie the score at 165 for nine.

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Last Updated Nov 30, 2021, 10:56 AM IST

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