Both have been in perfect bad form for the past few matches. At the World Test Championships, India had high hopes for the middle-order batsmen. When someone like Kane Williamson shined, the Indian midfield consisting of Kohli, Pujara and Rahane failed. This continues on the England tour as well.
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Rahane in the last 15 innings
Ajinkya Rahane has scored in the last 15 innings: 27, 22, 4, 37, 24, 1, 0, 67, 10, 7, 27, 49, 15, 5, 1. Only once has he scored a half-century. A batsman who gives the team so much hope cannot pretend not to have seen such constant failures for so long. Rahane demands consistency beyond the ever-big scores.
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Pujara’s runs in the last 10 innings are as follows: 15, 21, 7, 0, 17, 8, 15, 4, 12, 9 Pujara has scored in 10 innings. Pujara has not scored a single half century. His batting is defensive. The team does not show aggression when needed.
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Substitutes are waiting
Substitutes are waiting in line in the middle row. People like Hanuma Vihari are talented. People like Suryakumar Yadav are waiting for the opportunity. Shubhman Gill and Prithviraj Shah are the big hopefuls in the Tests. The assessment is that there will be new trials in the Test series itself against England.
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