The Indian team’s West Indies tour will start from July 12. The tour will begin with a 2-match Test series. The first Test match will be played in Dominica. There have been many changes in the Indian team for this Test series. Marathmola batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who made a comeback after a long time, has been made the vice-captain. Also, Rahane’s presence in the team can be very beneficial for India. The reason behind this is his incredible performance on the ground against West Indies.
Rahane’s performance in West Indies
Ajinkya Rahane has always failed the hosts while playing Test matches in the West Indies against the West Indies team. He has scored at an average of 102.80 in Test matches here. Rahane has so far batted in 8 Test innings in 6 matches in West Indies. In this he has scored as many as 514 runs at an average of 102.80. He has also scored 2 centuries and 3 fifties during this run. His best score while batting in West Indies remains 108 not out. Interestingly, Rahane is the highest run-scorer in the West Indies among active Indian players.
Returning to the team after a long time
Ajinkya Rahane was out of the Indian Test team for a long time. He was seen playing for the Chennai Super Kings team in the IPL 2023 season played this year. He performed brilliantly while playing for Chennai. Rahane’s form once again earned him a comeback in the Indian Test team.
Rahane made his comeback to the team after 18 months in the recently concluded World Test Championship final against Australia. He also performed brilliantly in the WTC final. He scored a combined 135 runs in both innings at an average of 67.50. Seeing his performance, he was once again entrusted with the captaincy of the Indian Test team. Rahane is also the vice-captain of the Indian team in the Test series played in the West Indies tour.
Indian squad for West Indies tour
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Rituraj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Akshar Patel, Mohammad Siraj , Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat and Navdeep Saini. (cricketer ajinkya rahane batting performance in west indies with average of more than 102 read here)
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