The two-match Test series against New Zealand begins on Thursday
New Delhi: India have lost form batsman KL Rahul ahead of the Test series against New Zealand on Thursday. Also, senior players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are not in the squad. There are indications that there will be major changes in India’s batting line-up.
The bad form of skipper Ajinkya Rahane is another headache for India. In none of the last Test matches did the player rise above his standard. However, Syed Mushtaq Ali Rahane shone in the tournament. Cheteshwar Pujara, who was also the vice-captain in the first Test, has come out in support of Rahane.
“Rahane is a great player. The star will go through a bad situation. This is part of the game. Highs and lows are common. I understand that Rahane is a very confident person. He works hard to make his game better. One innings is enough and he will be in form, ”Pujara said.
“Once we find the runs, we can get back to form. Rahane is working hard. Hopefully Rahane will find big scores in this series, ”Pujara added. There are two Tests in the series. Suryakumar Yadav replaces the injured Rahul.