India are expected to perform well in the five-match Test series against England from August 4. After losing in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, Team India players are under pressure to improve their performance and return to the winning form. All the batsmen in Team India failed in both innings in the WTC final. The team consisted of batsmen such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant, but there was not a single fifty in both innings. After the team’s performance, former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar has said that Karun Nair could get a chance in the team again.
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“Nair can take his place in the team considering his first-class cricket stats,” he told ‘cricket dot com’. Bangar praised Hanuma Vihari, saying, ‘He’s a good investment and his performance so far is good. He was instrumental in the Sydney Test draw against Australia earlier this year. He is a very talented batsman, but Karun Nayak’s name may be on the line for a middle order.
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He said, ‘If we look at his Test match records and first class matches, he deserves a place in the team. He was dropped after a poor showing in just one or two games. Banger stressed that the five-match Test series against England will be very important to team captain Ajinkya Rahane. Rahane’s performance in all the matches Team India won abroad, he said. They also want to make their careers more golden by performing loudly in this series.