Virat Kohli’s headaches continue to cease as Ajinkya Rahane is out of the series with a fractured finger, as announced by the BCCI on Twitter. This news comes in after the fact that Mohammad Shami, who was initially doubtful for tomorrow’s Test, is now confirmed out with Palghar’s Shardul Thakur coming in as back up. Manish Pandey gets in place of Ajinkya Rahane.
Ajinkya Rahane has had a bad run in form and it could be a welcome break for him. But it yet again postpones his first ever home Test and also, it could be the first Wankhede Test in a long, long time that hasn’t featured a Mumbaikar in it.