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Virat kohli Defended Rohit Sharma’s selection over Ajinkya Rahane

Virat kohli Defended Rohit Sharma’s selection over Ajinkya Rahane

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India captain Virat Kohli defended the selection of Rohit Sharma over Ajinkya Rahane in the first Test in Cape Town by saying that the decision was based on the current form of the players, as per latest india cricket news

 

Indian Captain Virat Kohli has defended the selection of Rohit Sharma over Ajinkya Rahane in the first Test match, by saying that the selection of Rohit Sharma has done on the basis of player’s current form.

 

After the defeat in the first test against South Africa, Indian team management and Captain Virat Kohli has put under firing line with being question asked about the selection of Rohit Sharma instead of Ajinkya Rahane in the post-match press conference.

 

Virat Kohli defended by saying “Well, we decided to go on current form. Rohit has scored runs in the last three Test matches that he has played, and he was batting well, even in the series against Sri Lanka. These things can always be looked at in hindsight – thinking what if or what if not. But we decided to go with this combination and current form was definitely the criterion.”

 

Excluding Rahane was a big call, as Rahane is one of the most prolific Test Cricket currently and was also teh third highest run scorer when India toured South Africa last time.  

 

The eyes are on team India and Captain Virat Kohli, weather or not Ajinkya Rahane will get a place in the playing XI for the second Test starting from 13th of jan, 2018 at SuperSport Park, Centurion. After losing the first thrilling Cape Town Test by 72 runs Test.

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77