Opener Rohit Sharma is the highest run-scorer for India in the Test series against England.
Former Australia batsman Ian Chappell says that Team India needs to improve the batting order to become invincible in Test cricket. Chappell believes that in order to strengthen the middle order, the team management should replace Ajinkya Rahane with Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja or Hardik Pandya at number five. needed.Also Read – Pant, Pandya and Jadeja can replace Rahane at number-5 in the playing XI: Ian Chappell
Although Chappell agreed that India would lose Rahane’s prowess as vice-captain, he added that limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma is now “an admired captain” and takes on the vice-captain’s responsibilities in Test matches. can handle easily. Also Read – Ravi Shastri hit back on the book launch controversy, said – everything is open in the UK…
In his ESPNcricinfo column, Chappell wrote, “The only downside will be the loss of his inputs and his slip fielding for the spinners if Ajinkya Rahane is out of the playing XI. Yet Rohit Sharma is now an acclaimed captain and is capable of handling the role of vice-captain.” Also Read – IND vs ENG: Nehra ji told the secret of Jasprit Bumrah’s success, ‘He plays with the mind of the batsman…’
He said, “A middle order that is punished with Jadeja, Pant, Pandya and Ashwin will get you runs. The batting will also be helped by a strong attack with three fast bowlers. That’s the advantage of having a strong and balanced attack, and you don’t have to chase big scores to win.”
Rahane has been in poor form since his match-winning century against Australia in Melbourne. The veteran right-handed batsman has an average of 19.57 in 11 Tests he has played this year. He has scored only 372 runs in 19 innings with two half-centuries.