New Delhi. Ajinkya Rahane has been struggling with form for the last two years. Questions are constantly being raised about his place in the Test team. He was kept out of the playing-11 of the Mumbai Test. BCCI cited injury as the reason for this. But looking at his form, it is a bit difficult to digest this. More difficulties may arise for Rahane. Because BCCI is going to be held this month. South Africa tour (India vs South Africa 2021) their place for Rohit Sharma Is considering making him the vice-captain of the Test team. It may also be announced soon.
BCCI A top official associated with the Times of India told that there will be a selection meeting soon for the tour of South Africa. The chances of Rohit Sharma being made the vice-captain of the team are quite high. South tour of Indian team is fixed. However, the schedule will change. The BCCI has informed Cricket South Africa about this.
Ajinkya Rahane Last year, in the absence of Virat, took over the command of the team on the tour of Australia. Under his leadership, India won the historic Test series in Australia. However, his performance with the bat was not special. He had a chance to prove himself in the Test series against New Zealand. But he failed once again. He also took charge of the team in the Kanpur Test. But India could not win this test even after reaching the threshold of victory. This match was a draw.
Rahane scored runs in Tests at an average of 24 in 1 year
33 years old Rahane In the last one year, he has scored 592 runs in 14 Tests at an average of 24.66. During this he has scored only 1 century. This is much less than his career average of 40. In 2021, Rahane has scored 411 runs in 12 Tests at an average of 20 and his best score is 67 runs. He captained in the first Test of the series against New Zealand in Kanpur. India could not win this test even after reaching the threshold of victory. This match was a draw. Including both the innings of the Kanpur Test, he could score only 39 runs. In such a situation, he is in danger of being dropped from the team.