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Indian Middle-order Looks Like It Will Change, But I Strongly Believe In Having A Wrist Spinner In Overseas Conditions – Irfan Pathan

Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has mentioned that the Indian workforce ought to look to incorporate a leg-spinner within the taking part in XI for the abroad Test video games.

Pathan’s comment got here after India didn’t win the 3-match Test collection in South Africa. Virat Kohli-led India misplaced the 3-match Test collection in opposition to Dean Elgar-led South Africa by 1-2.

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India gained the primary match in a dominating method by 113 runs on the SuperSport Park in Centurion. However, they confronted two consecutive defeats in opposition to the hosts on the Wanderers, Johannesburg by 7 wickets and on the Newlands, Cape Town by 7 wickets.

On Saturday, Irfan Pathan took to Twitter to state that the middle-order of the Indian Test workforce will change after the poor efficiency of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane within the Test collection in opposition to South Africa.

Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan. Image-Times Now

“Indian middle-order looks like it will change, Should too. But I strongly believe in having a wrist spinner in overseas conditions. Which will have a solid wicket-taking option in any condition,” tweeted Pathan.

Pujara and Rahane performed all three video games within the three-match Test collection in opposition to South Africa. Rahane scored 136 runs at a mean of twenty-two.66 and Pujara scored 124 runs at a mean of 20.66.

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Indian Middle-order Looks Like It Will Change, But I Strongly Believe In Having A Wrist Spinner In Overseas Conditions – Irfan Pathan

Indian red-ball captain Virat Kohli had mentioned that the batting unit let the workforce down within the Johannesburg and Cape Town Test.

“Batting has let us down in the last two games I would say and there is no running away. I can’t sit here and talk about what could happen in the future (about Pujara and Rahane),” mentioned Kohli within the press convention.

While speaking about Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara, Kohli mentioned that they’ve backed the senior batters as a result of they’ve performed a superb job for the workforce in previous.

“You probably have to speak to the selectors about what they have in mind because this is not my job. As I have said before, I would say again, we have continued to back Cheteshwar and Ajinkya because of the kind of players they are and what they have done in past in Test cricket,” mentioned Kohli.

“They played crucial knocks in the second Test against South Africa in the second innings which got us to the total we could fight for, so these are the kind of performance we recognise in the team but what the selectors have in mind and what they decide to do obviously I cannot comment on that sitting here,” he added.

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