The series between India and England has been full of drama. After the first Test was drawn due to weather, India registered a sensational victory at Lord’s. Come the Leeds Test, hosts England made an even better comeback to trounce India by an innings and 76 runs. With the series level at 1-1 and two Tests to play, a lot is at stake for both the sides.
Talking about the third Test, there were a few areas that need to be looked upon again by the Team India management. The batting combination is certainly one of them after the team was bundled out for 78 in the first innings, and could manage 278 in the second. While Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli did post fighting fifties in the match, the spot of Ajinkya Rahane is being questioned by many.
The team does have the replacements for him — in the form of Hanuma Vihari and Surkyakumar Yadav, but it will be interesting to see if Virat Kohli would be interested in leaving out his deputy — Rahane from the playing XI.