In his first Test in 18 months, which happened to be the World Test Championships final last month, Rahane was the stand-out India batter.
Rahane made a comeback to red-ball cricket after a gap of 18 months when he was included in the World Test Championships final against Australia last month.
Sourav Ganguly questioned the National Selection Committee's decision to hand over the role of vice-captain to Ajinkya Rahane after playing only one match after being sidelined for nearly 18 months.
In name of looking forward, senior batter Pujara dropped but other moves not keeping with skipper Sharma’s post final promise
At the end of the World Test Championship cycle, India might have to take a hard look at the performances of No 3-5 batters and act on the player pool for the same.
Rahane, Thakur arrest slide but Australia take sizeable lead on Day 3 at The Oval