There were no personnel changes made in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) squad announcement for the third and fourth Tests against Australia, but there was a significant difference in KL Rahul’s classification. With the board’s team announcement, the batter from Karnataka, who has been having a bad stretch of form, no longer had the title of “vice-captain” in front of his name. Fans are perplexed by the choice and question if the first batter has lost his position.
Rahul has been the centre of attention in the Indian team that performed admirably in the two last Tests against Australia. His runs over the last seven innings have been 22, 23, 10, 2, 20, 17, and 1. The Indian team management is under increasing pressure to find a solution with an effective batter warming the bench in Shubman Gill.
Even though Rahul is still on the team, the board appears to have opted to demote him from vice captain.
According to a source, the BCCI has granted skipper Rohit Sharma the authority to choose his deputy in the game’s longest format.
The notion of designating a vice captain was dismissed. Rohit Sharma was instead handed authority. Rohit Sharma will decide who will captain the team if he must leave the field “A source was reported by The Indian Express as saying.
The following players will represent India in the third and fourth Test matches against Australia: Rohit Sharma (Captain), K L Rahul, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, and Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Shreya
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KL Rahul’s difficulties were brought up after the second Test in New Delhi, when both captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid were questioned.
While Rohit continued to support Rahul wholeheartedly, he also acknowledged that the opening batter needs to learn how to play on pitches that encourage spin. Additionally, Rahul only needs to “trust the process,” according to Dravid.
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