Former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Sunday said that Ajinkya Rahane will face difficulties in finding a place in the Indian playing XI for the tour of South Africa. Here the three-Test series will start from December 26 at Centurion. Rahane’s place in the team, which has been in poor form in recent times, has been under question for some time now.
He further said, ‘It will be very difficult for India or the captain to not give Shreyas Iyer a chance in the team. Because he has done a great job lately. Also, Hanuma Vihari has also done wonders with the bat.
Meanwhile, former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar has backed Rahane’s inclusion in the team. “Ajinkya Rahane has got a spot for the South Africa tour and he should be picked in the team as well, because you will definitely need experience there,” he added.
Ajinkya Rahane News: Difficult for Ajinkya Rahane to make it to the playing XI: Gautam Gambhir