Rahane’s final look for India was within the Test series against the West Indies in July, whereas Pujara has been absent from the squad because the WTC remaining in London.
India will probably be lacking Test specialists Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara for the primary time in over a decade as they’ve been excluded from the upcoming tour of South Africa by the BCCI choice committee led by Ajit Agarkar.
The inclusion of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer within the squad implies that there is no such thing as a room for the skilled Rahane and Pujara, who have been a part of India’s XI within the World Test Championship Final against Australia earlier this 12 months.
Rahul and Iyer had been sidelined from Test cricket attributable to accidents, however they’ve made a profitable comeback within the Indian ODI squad for the ICC World Cup 2023, showcasing spectacular batting performances all through the event.
However, the removing of Rahane and Pujara from the crew has left followers devastated, as they worry that this exclusion might mark the conclusion of the exceptional careers of two of India’s most influential match-winners in Test cricket throughout this decade.
Rahane’s final look for India was within the Test series against the West Indies within the Caribbean again in July, whereas Pujara has been absent from the squad because the World Test Championship remaining in London. Their inconsistent performances with the bat have finally resulted of their removing from the Test squad.
Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara ka profession khatam
— Manoj Tiwari (@ManojTiwariIND) November 30, 2023
BCCI as traditional, Ajinkya Rahane & pujara averted. Atleast bcci ought to give them an opportunity for farewell matches. Same factor did with sehwag,yuvraj, harbajan & zaheer khan. History continues. @harbhajan_singh @YUVSTRONG12 @ImZaheer
— Safas (@realsafas) November 30, 2023
Only for the 2nd time because the 2010 Test series, India will probably be with out Cheteshwar Pujara and Rahane within the Test XI. pic.twitter.com/GciX72iPez
— SOYAB (@soyab_05) November 30, 2023
Thank you, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Umesh Yadav for your providers in Test Match Cricket.
— Abhishek Ojha (@vicharabhio) November 30, 2023
The Indian Test squad doorways are nearly closed for Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara. pic.twitter.com/Da0Pv6ZwBE
— Vipin Tiwari (@Vipintiwari952_) November 30, 2023
During the upcoming tour, India A will have interaction in two four-day matches against South Africa A, as effectively as take part in an inter-squad three-day match. These matches are essential in getting ready the crew for the upcoming two-Test series, set to start on December 26.
The preliminary match will probably be held at SuperSport Park in Centurion, graciously hosted by the Proteas. The finale of the series will happen on the Wanderers stadium in Cape Town.
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