Can be vice-captain in tests
The selectors ordered both of them to exclude those who did poorly. When Rahul Dravid becomes a coach, there will be more opportunities for new players to join the team. Despite the lack of talent, there may be changes in the way older players are kept. Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara, who haven’t played consistently in midfield, are likely to be dropped from the test team soon.
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Threat to Rahane’s vice-captain
The selectors often have to keep Rahane on the team as vice-captain despite his poor form. But the test series against New Zealand could be Rahane’s last chance. Rohit Sharma could also be the vice-captain under Virat Kohli in tests. After Rohit Sharma has taken on the role of the opener, he plays in tests in explosive form.
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New experiments in the midfield
New experiments are now taking place in the Indian midfield. For Cheteshwar Pujara and Rahane, the series against New Zealand is crucial. Shubhman could play Gill in midfield. Gill lost his place on the team when KL Rahul started. Mayank Agarwal and Hanuma Vihari are also expected to appear in the middle row.
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