Indian veteran batter Ajinkya Rahane earned his spot in the Indian team after a gap of 15 months. When the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the Indian squad for the WTC Final against Australia, the cynosure of the announced squad was the inclusion of Rahane. Some cricket experts criticized it thinking that Rahane’s form in IPL 2023 was the reason behind the big call while most praised the Selection Committee for it.
Ahead of the summit clash starting on June 7, India head coach Rahul Dravid has made a bold remark on Rahane’s comeback to the Indian team. Firstly, it’s good to have him. We have had a few injuries which probably led to him having the opportunity to come back into the squad. Great for us to have someone of his quality, said Dravid.
Rahane brings a lot of that experience, he brings proven performance in overseas conditions, even in England, he has played some terrific innings for us. He brings terrific catching in the slips. He just brings his personality to the group, which is really important. He has led the team and has had considerable success. It’s just great to have someone like him around here, Dravid further added.
Dravid explained that it depended purely on how Rahane performed, probably hinting at his place in the XI for the WTC final. If he puts in a good performance and shows what he has got, who knows, even when people come back from injury, you never know what can happen, Dravid concluded.