Following the completion of the South Africa Tests, Virat Kohli led India will play the longer format of the sport in February finish in opposition to Sri Lanka.
The skilled campaigners – Pujara and Rahane, who had an bizarre efficiency in the continued Tests in opposition to Proteas, might be dropped for the Sri Lanka collection and the likes of Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari can get a protracted rope in the center order.
“I think that not just Ajinkya Rahane (will be out of the team). Shreyas Iyer got an opportunity in the Test series against New Zealand and he scored a well-crafted century. He scored decent runs throughout the series, so I believe there will be two vacant places in the XI,” Gavaskar stated on air throughout Day 3 of the third Test in Cape Town.
“I think both Pujara and Rahane will be dropped from the team for the Sri Lanka series. Iyer and Vihari will both play. We’ll have to see who plays at no.3. Hanuma Vihari may take Pujara’s place and Shreyas Iyer could be no.5 in place of Rahane, but we will have to see. Nevertheless, I think there will certainly be two spots up for grabs against Sri Lanka,” he added.
Notably, Kohli has put his religion behind Pujara and Rahane until now saying their ‘expertise is priceless’ however their numbers are far too futile.