New Delhi. Rohit Sharma has been made the captain of Team India for the T20 series against New Zealand. Virat Kohli has left the command of the T20 team. The series (India vs New Zealand) is starting from November 17. A 2-match Test series is starting between the two teams from November 25. This series is part of the World Test Championship (WTC). But according to the information, Rohit Sharma can stay out of the Test series. He has asked BCCI to give rest.
According to media reports, Rohit Sharma will not appear in both the Tests. On the other hand, Virat Kohli has spoken about being out of the first Test apart from the T20 series. In such a situation, Ajinkya Rahane can be given the command of Team India for the first Test. Rahane led the team to victory in Australia under his captaincy. Although he could not perform well with the bat in the England series (India vs England) recently. So there is a question on them as well.
Could score only one fifty in 7 innings
Ajinkya Rahane could score only one half-century in 7 innings during the England series. He scored 61 runs in the second innings of the Test played at Lord’s. Apart from this, he could only score 14, 0, 18, 10, 1 and 5 runs in 6 innings. Talking about his overall Test career, he has scored 4756 runs in 132 innings of 78 matches at an average of 40. He has scored 12 centuries and 24 half-centuries. Has played the biggest innings of 188 runs.
Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane has performed brilliantly in the T20 Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He has scored half-centuries in 4 out of 5 matches. With this, he has given indications of coming into his own form. During this, he has played an innings of more than 70 runs twice. The team would not like to take the Test series against New Zealand lightly. Recently, New Zealand had defeated India in the final of the World Test Championship.