The Indian team’s draw with New Zealand in the Kanpur Cricket Test came as a huge disappointment to Indian cricket fans. Ajaz Patel and Rachin Ravindra put on 10 for the 10th wicket in a thrilling match that lasted till the last over. The home match against the Kiwis was a setback for the Indian team, including in the World Test Championship points table. The final Test of the two-match Test series starts on December 3, with both teams aiming for victory.
But the main question is what will happen to the Indian team playing-XI in the main match. It is noteworthy that Shreyas Iyer, who made his Test debut in the first Test, will miss out when skipper Virat Kohli joins the team. Former India captain Wasim Jaffer, meanwhile, said it was important for the Indian team to make a number of changes in the Mumbai Test. Shreyas Iyer, who scored a century and a half in his debut Test, will not be dropped from the playing XI.
“Rahane and Mayank Agarwal, who did poorly in the Kanpur Test, should be replaced as Kohli joins the team. And I suggest another change. The Indian team should also be ready to test wicket-keeper batsman Saha in the opener role. But Rahane has been batting poorly in the last 10-12 innings. Kohli and the team management can decide whether to replace Rahane. That is a tough decision, “said Wasim Jaffer