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KL Rahul to switch Shikhar Dhawan for 2nd Take a look at

KL Rahul to switch Shikhar Dhawan for 2nd Take a look at

Not long after India were beaten by South Africa in the first Test at Newlands on Monday questions were asked about the logic behind the selections of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. KL Rahul, who has been a decent performer on foreign tracks and conditions, is set to take the opener role ahead of Shikhar Dhawan.

India were defeated in the first Test where they succumbed to their first loss in the three-match Test series by 72 runs. There's nothing much left to imagination if one excludes Cheteshwar Pujara's contribution - he faced 92 deliveries before making 26 runs in the first innings. Three of those hundreds have come against Australia (1), England (1) and New Zealand (1) while the rest are against Sri Lanka (2) and the West Indies (1). "It's not just about form, it's also about where people score runs", he continued. I was not surprised by the result.

Kohli added, "We were happy in the dressing room at lunch when we dismissed them".

While neither batsman can or should be blamed for staking places in the side just before this tour, in doing so they managed to keep out of the XI two players undoubtedly more suited to the seaming conditions in South Africa: Lokesh Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane.

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The next test starts this Saturday on 13 January 2018 in Centurion at the SuperSport Park. It could be Ajinkya Rahane in the middle in place of Rohit Sharma and there's a possibility of KL Rahul coming at top of the order. The 45-year-old who had scored four 50+ scores at the Wanderers and a century in Leeds cricket ground said, "I have played on similar sorts of pitches in the past, at Headingley or the Wanderers, and though India finished on the winning side then, the bowlers were always in the game". Coach Ottis Gibson indicated that they would like to continue playing 4 fast bowlers, which would pave the way for one of Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi or Duanne Olivier to get a game. He played six balls less than Pujara, made one run less, and importantly gave Hardik Pandya the assurance that his end was impregnable. Speaking to Times of India in an interview, former wicketkeeping-batsman Kiran More said that India need to strengthen their batting. Rohit [Sharma] has been scoring runs and he was batting well even in the Test series against Sri Lanka.

Opening batsman Aiden Markram had indicated that the wicket won't have as much green on the wicket, saying that it won't be as "extreme" as Cape Town.

Obviously, it's too early to say if such an overhaul will happen but something is definitely brewing in the India camp.


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