- Vikram Rathod fully understands that Pujara and Rahane are Indian players who are in the late stages of their Test careers.
- How many tests can be given to a player to return to form 15 or 20? So he said that the number is not fixed for this.
- Kohli will make a comeback in the Mumbai Test.
Kanpur. Batting coach Vikram Rathour fully understands that Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are Indian players who are in the late stages of their Test careers. But the former opener could not give a definite answer on Sunday as to which player will be out of the playing XI when skipper Virat Kohli returns for the next Test against New Zealand. After Shreyas Iyer’s 105 and 65 runs in his Test debut, the Mumbai player will not be left out, which clearly leaves Rathod facing questions about Pujara and Rahane’s form ahead of the Mumbai Test starting on December 3. fell.
“Obviously you want contributions from the top order but the cricketers (Pujara and Rahane) you mentioned have played 80 (Rahane’s 79) and 90 Tests (Pujara’s 91 Test).
Rathod defended stand-in captain Rahane’s (19.57) below 20 and vice-captain Pujara’s 2021 Test average of 30.42, saying, “He would have definitely done well for us by playing so many matches.” We understand that both are going through poor form at the moment but we understand that they have played very important innings for us in the past. We are confident that he will come back and play important innings for us.
But how many tests can be given to a player to return to form 15 or 20? So he said that the number cannot be fixed for this.
“I don’t think you can fix the numbers for this,” he said. It all depends on where the situation is and what the team needs to do.
So when asked who will be dropped for the Mumbai Test after Kohli’s arrival? He said, “The captain is making a comeback, it will be in the next match, when we reach Mumbai, we will decide on it. Right now the focus is on this match, there is one day left and the match has to be won. We will talk about it when we reach Mumbai.
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