KL Rahul IND vs WI: The Indian team will tour the West Indies in July. Team India will play a series of Test, ODI and T20 International matches on this tour. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the Test and ODI team for the tour. The tour will start from July 12 through a Test match. There has been a big change in the Indian Test team as the vice-captain.
Star batsman Ajinkya Rahane has been made the vice-captain of the Indian Test team. Rahane recently returned to the team through the final of the World Test Championship played against Australia and after only one match, he has been handed over the vice-captaincy of the team. Seeing Rahane becoming the vice-captain, such speculations have started that the team’s star batsman KL Rahul may be discharged.
Earlier, KL Rahul was the vice-captain of the Indian team Test team. However, these days Rahul is recovering from his injury and he was not available for selection. But at the same time, in the last two matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy played against Australia in February-March this year, KL Rahul was dropped from the Test team due to poor performance.
Now there has been a big change in the team in the form of Rahane. Rahane returned to the team after more than a year through the WTC final and has now been made the vice-captain of the Test team. As soon as Rahane became the vice-captain, the danger of getting a place in the team for KL Rahul, who is struggling with poor form, has increased.
So far Rahane and Rahul’s Test career has been like this
Rahane has so far played 83 Test matches in his international career. Batting in 142 innings of these matches, he scored 5066 runs at an average of 38.96. During this, he has scored 12 centuries and 26 half-centuries. Whereas KL Rahul has played 47 Tests so far. In 81 innings of these matches, he has scored 2642 runs at an average of 33.44. During this, he has scored 7 centuries and 13 half-centuries.
Indian Test team for West Indies tour
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Rituraj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Akshar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Navdeep Saini.
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