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IND vs NZ 2021: VVS Laxman Feels Ajinkya Rahane Will Play In The Second Test, Shreyas Iyer Will Be Dropped

Former Indian participant VVS Laxman believes that the Indian group administration would possibly enable Ajinya Rahane to play the second Test and would possibly drop Shreyas Iyer.

Rahane’s batting woes has as soon as once more change into the speaking level amongst specialists and followers.

Rahane, who’s main India because the stand-in skipper in Virat Kohli’s absence, may simply add 4 runs to India’s tally within the second innings of the primary Test. Instead, he was trapped earlier than the wicket by New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel.

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Ajinkya Rahane will nonetheless get yet one more probability in Mumbai: VVS Laxman

As Virat Kohli will return to the aspect within the subsequent sport, Laxman feels that Rahane would possibly get one other probability to play in Mumbai even when it comes at the price of dropping Shreyas Iyer.

“Yes, it’s going to be a tough choice because of the way he batted, the way he rescued the innings. The way some of those batters got out in the morning session, it’s certainly a selection dilemma,” Laxman stated on Star Sports. 

You want someone in Mumbai to play in good form. However, I think there is an unwritten rule that whoever is injured or whoever misses out… the senior player, in this case, Virat Kohli, will return and senior players Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara who haven’t been in great form, especially Ajinkya Rahane will still get one more chance in Mumbai,” he added.

It will likely be unlucky for Shreyas Iyer: VVS Laxman

Iyer set a singular file by an Indian participant of scoring 100 and a fifty in his debut Test. He rescued India within the second innings after they noticed a batting collapse on the fourth day. 

Iyer made 65 runs from 125 balls and joined forces with wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha (61*) in a 64-run stand earlier than his innings was perished by Tim Southee. Laxman stated that will probably be unlucky for Iyer to be dropped from the group.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. Credits: BCCI

“I don’t think Rahul Dravid or Virat Kohli will leave out Rahane. Unfortunately, it will force the team to leave out someone who has had a fantastic debut. It will be unfortunate but I think that has been the rule as far as this Indian team is concerned,” Laxman stated.

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bought the wicket of Will Young to get the primary wicket of New Zealand of their chase. New Zealand want 280 runs extra to win the primary Test.

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