Former India wicketkeeper MSK Prasad said it's unfair to enactment Ajinkya Rahane nether unit by talking astir his performances for India successful the caller past, saying the vice-captain is simply a fantastic squad man. The erstwhile main selector said Rahane has been a small inconsistent but stressed the squad absorption volition not instrumentality 'any drastic decision' erstwhile it comes to his spot successful the side.
Ajinkya Rahane is India's starring run-scorer successful the ongoing rhythm of the World Test Championship with 1095, including 3 hundreds, successful 17 matches. However, helium has struggled to consistently present for the World No. 1 Test side. After hitting the heroic 100 successful the Melbourne Cricket Ground successful the 2nd Test against Australia earlier this year, Rahane has had 4 single-digit scores and 1 fifty-plus people successful 6 Tests.
Rahane volition beryllium important to India's chances successful the England circuit wherever India volition play the World Test Championship final and 5 Tests against the hosts. MSK Prasad believes Rahane has the quality to present astatine important moments and that it was evident with the mode helium played and led the squad successful Virat Kohli's lack successful Australia.
"I deliberation helium is excessively bully a subordinate to commencement with. Of course, helium has gone done tons of ups and downs but whenever the squad has been successful trouble, helium rises to the occasion. He has that potential. The graph is simply a small up and down but I don't foresee immoderate drastic determination being taken by squad management," Prasad told cricket.com.
"He volition travel backmost strongly. He is simply a fantastic team-man and everybody likes him a lot. Whenever Virat hasn't played a large innings, this antheral has stepped up. We indispensable not hide however helium delivered arsenic a skipper and a subordinate successful Australia erstwhile galore seniors were absent," helium added.
"He is simply a proven subordinate and his overseas grounds is acold superior to galore of the Indian players and possibly astatine location helium has struggled a bit. We should not beryllium putting unnecessary unit connected him."
India arrived successful Southampton connected June 3, 2 weeks up of the World Test Championship. The players are successful managed isolation astatine the Ageas Bowl successful Southampton. They were allowed to bid individually astatine the crushed earlier this week. The visitors volition person much than a month's spread betwixt the WTC last and the archetypal Test against England, starting August 4.