Ajinkya Rahane was recalled into the Indian squad for the World Test Championship final against Australia. Former BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad has shared his verdict on the matter.
Ajinkya Rahane’s return to India’s squad for the World Test Championship sent several cricket lovers across the country into a state of euphoria. Rahane, a veteran of the game, hadn’t played for India since January last year but was called up for the WTC final against Australia. Though there remain those who are baffled over the long-term validity of Rahane’s re-call, former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief selector MSK Prasad has lauded the current bunch of selectors for the move.
“It’s a fair team, it’s the right call. Ajinkya with so much uncertainty in the middle-order, I think they (selectors) were absolutely right,” Prasad was quoted as saying by India Today
Rahane’s rebound following 15 months was on unsurprising lines following Shreyas Iyer’s back physical issue that administered him out of the fabulous finale. Iyer as of late went through a medical procedure in the UK to treat pressure cracks in his lower back. Seeing the right-given player return, Prasad couldn’t be more joyful.
“I’m incredibly, glad for him. He has forever been a magnificent entertainer for India in the away series. What’s more, I think he possesses all the necessary qualities impeccably. Full credit to the selectors for bringing him back.
His determination has more to do with conveying an adequate number of experienced hitters in the line-up as Indian groups have had their portion of battles in SENA nations during one-off games like these.
The 34-year-old, who drove Mumbai during the whole homegrown season, scored almost 700 runs yet what stood apart was the means by which he has further developed his going after game in the IPL and is looking more deliberate than any other time in recent memory with a strike-pace of 190 of every seven games up until this point.
Since it is an oddball game, the selectors might not have found it sensible to have a second manager in the side. There is each opportunity that group the board could take a stab at battling KL Rahul as a center request as well as a manager and Rahane could play as an additional hitter.
Suryakumar could feel hard finished by as he got to play just a single Test which isn’t a sign of a cricketer’s long-design capacities yet Sharma and Dravid needed more involvement with the batting division.