It is believed that Ajinkya Rahane's career is almost overNew Delhi:
On Thursday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced several teams simultaneously for the tour of South Africa (Ind vs SA). While the selectors announced three teams in different formats, the India "A" team with the presence of young players was also selected. This tour is a very important occasion for all the young players including seniors. The tour of South Africa is considered to be a very difficult tour, which can make a player's career and end it. Overall, the selection committee led by Ajit Agarkar has provided a platform to all the youngsters including Anubhi, but there are some players who are believed to be over their careers or players whose lack will be very much in the tour. Let's know about 4 such players:
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The pacer got a chance in the WTC final against Australia in the over, but since then he has not appeared in his best colors. He was also able to take only two wickets in this match. He did not get any wicket even in the first innings of the match. He also missed a few matches for KKR after suffering a knee injury in the IPL this year. During the last few months, the pacer did not look in good rhythm and was dropped from the team due to a hamstring injury. It is clear that now the selectors want to focus on young pacers, but the lack of Umesh will be very much felt by the fans.
2. Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane's absence from the tour of South Africa was a surprise as he is considered a technically sound batsman on fast pitches and has put a peg on the pitch many times in times of crisis. Recently, there was no regularity in Rahane's performance, so he was also seated on the bench. Now the selector has made up his mind to feed his Jaggar Shreyas Iyer regularly. And the fast pitch in South Africa will certainly be a big challenge for Iyer. Certainly, the selectors took this big decision and Rahane may be playing a big lack in the Test series.
The shine of this pacer has faded for some time. Bhuvi played the ODI series in January 2022 and followed it up with a T20I in November. And despite being considered as India's strike-bowler before the World Cup, he did not even get a place in the team. And it looks like the 33-year-old pacer's career is almost over. If Bhuvi was included in coach Dravid and captain Rohit's plan, then he would definitely be part of the team in the South Africa tour.