Mumbai, January 20: The performance of the senior players of the Indian Test team has been constantly questioned for some time now. Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara failed in the Test series (India vs South Africa) in South Africa. Team India also lost 2-1. After this, Team India will now play a series of 2 Test matches against Sri Lanka (India vs Sri Lanka) at home in February-March. The Indian selection committee is ready to take a big decision for this series. The Indian team is currently ranked fifth in the World Test Championship (WTC). According to Inside Sports, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara will not get a chance in the series against Sri Lanka (IND vs SL). According to sources, after the South Africa series, discussions will be held with coach Rahul Dravid and the new captain. The doors will not be closed forever for Rahane and Pujara. They will be asked to play local cricket and regain their form. He can return to Team India after doing well in local cricket. Ranji Trophy matches have been postponed due to corona, so Rahane-Pujara’s return may take time. In the last 12 months, Pujara has averaged 24 runs in 14 matches. Pujara could not score a century after January 2019. Rahane has averaged 20 runs in 13 matches in the last one year. 10 times he could not even score a double digit. In the absence of Rahane and Pujara, Shubhaman Gill, Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari may be given a chance. Gill can be played at number three and either Iyer or Vihari at number five. Rohit Sharma is likely to be given the leadership of the Test team after T20 and ODIs. KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant are also in the race.
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