Gautam Gambhir says Ajinkya Rahane was lucky enough to get a place in the Indian team for the Test series against New Zealand. Gambhir warned that this would be the last chance Rahane might get.
‘Rahane is lucky to still be part of the team. It was only because he was the captain that he was able to get on the team this time. But he’s got another chance. I hope he can utilize that. The decision not to include Hanuma Vihari in the team really surprised me. The Indian A team will not get more training than they get in international cricket. He can replace Ajinkya Rahane or any other batsman in the middle order, ”said Gautam Gambhir.
India had rested Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Jaspreet Bumra and Mohammad Shami for the Test series. In addition, the dismissal of opener KL Rahul due to injury will be a setback for India. Suryakumar Yadav has been included in the India squad to replace KL Rahul. After the break, captain Virat Kohli will return to the team for the second Test in Mumbai.
India vs Pakistan | India-Pakistan cricket series ready: Dubai Cricket Council
Dubai Cricket Council Chairman Abdul Rahman Falaknas has said that India is ready to host the bilateral cricket series. India last played a Test series in Pakistan in 2006. Pakistan won the three – Test series 1-0. Since then, there have been three series between the two countries, but twice in India and once in the UAE.
The Dubai Cricket Council has announced that it is now ready to host the India-Pakistan match. ‘Years ago when India-Pakistan hosted matches, it was like a war. But it was a good fight. It was a sport. It was gorgeous. So, this is what we want to do. It would be amazing if India would be willing to come here and play against Pakistan once or twice a year, “said Falconas, chairman of the Dubai Cricket Council.
Due to the ongoing political tensions between arch-rivals India and Pakistan, the two will only face each other in ICC tournaments. The fights between the two teams have so far presented fans with exciting moments so fans are eagerly waiting for the head-to-head matches between the two. There was no shortage of excitement for this year’s T20 World Cup.
In the first match of Super 12, India lost by 10 wickets to Pakistan. It was Pakistan’s first victory over India in the World Cup.