Middle order – Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair
Pujara is currently working hard for Yorkshire in the County Championships and his place is almost sealed, but that is ‘almost’ because of his tough time at county and KL Rahul’s recent form which will give Pujara competition.
The places of skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane is totally certain. India might opt for another middle order batsman apart from KL Rahul, who batted down the order against Afghanistan.
In that case there will be a stiff competition between Karun Nair and Rohit Sharma. If that’s the case, Nair might get the upper hand over Rohit.