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IND vs BAN: Will KL Rahul make way for Rohit Sharma in the second test? Wasim Jaffer responds

Former opening batsman for India national cricket team Wasim Yaffer he feels that based on his form, KL Rahul is the only one who could be dropped from the playing XI when regular captain Rohit Sharma returns to the team for the second and final test match against Bangladesh.

Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the first Test due to a thumb injury sustained while fielding in the slips in the second ODI of the three match series against Bangladesh. Rohit will reportedly be part of India’s Playing XI in the second Test and questions about the player he would replace in the Playing XI have already sparked debate among fans.

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KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma
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In Rohit’s absence, Rahul, the designated vice-captain, led India and opened the innings alongside Shubman Gill. India’s stand-in captain scored just 22 and 23 runs in two innings and Gill, on the other hand, scored a great century in India’s second innings.

During an interaction on ESPNcricinfo, Wasim Jaffer was asked if Rahul should make way for Rohit based on his hitting form. He answered:

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In form, I think so, it seems that KL is the only one. But I think if India go with 5 bowlers I think the unlucky guy would be KL or they could go with 4 bowlers. They may just squeeze KL. It will be interesting to see who falls in the last test.”

From the way he’s hitting, I feel like he needs to improve his game – Wasim Jaffer on KL Rahul

Wasim Yaffer.  Photo- Twitter
jaffer. Photo- Twitter

During the same interaction, Wasim Jaffer said that Rahul handled the responsibility of the captaincy very well in the first Test against Bangladesh and got most things right. However, the 44-year-old was disappointed with Rahul’s batting performance and opined that he needs to improve his game. Wasim Yaffer said:

“As captain, he will be very happy. He was not very successful as a captain. Even though he went to Bangladesh, he did most of the things well, but I feel that as a batsman, he needs to do a lot of things well. From the way he’s hitting, I feel like he needs to pick up his game a little bit. Lately, he is not the old KL Rahul that we have seen. He needs to show up as a hitter very soon.”

The India National Cricket Team defeated the Bangladesh National Cricket Team by 188 runs in the first Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram to take a 1–0 series lead. The second test will be played from December 22 to 26 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

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