IND vs ENG Rajkot Test: Team India’s star batsman Virat Kohli has been ruled out of the 5-match Test series being played against England. Earlier, he had decided to withdraw from the first two matches of the series due to personal reasons. But now he will not be a part of even the last three matches. In such a situation, the question is arising as to who will take his place in the team. Actually, Shreyas Iyer was seen playing in his place in the first two matches of the series. But now Iyer is also not a part of the squad.
Who will replace Virat Kohli in the third test?
Virat Kohli bats at number four in Tests. In such a situation, KL Rahul played at number-4 in the opening match of the series against England. But in the second match of the series, Shreyas Iyer had come to bat at number-4, but now he has also been dropped from the squad. From this it has become clear that a new batsman will now be seen playing at this number in the Rajkot Test. But three players are big contenders to play at this number.
Who are the contenders to play at number 4?
In the absence of Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan and Rajat Patidar are the biggest contenders to play at number-4 in Tests. KL Rahul was not a part of the second match of the series, he was out of the second match due to injury. Whereas, Rajat Patidar had made his debut in the last match itself and Sarfaraz Khan is waiting for his debut match. However, KL Rahul is the biggest contender to play at number-4. He batted at the same number in the opening match of the series also. But if he is not able to be completely fit before the match, then one of Sarfaraz Khan and Rajat Patidar can be dropped at this number.
Team India’s squad for the third test
Rohit Sharma (captain), Jasprit Bumrah (vice-captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (wicketkeeper), KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar. , Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep.
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