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Indian team will enter the fourth test with 4 changes, problems for selectors increased

After winning the Visakhapatnam and Rajkot Tests, the next target of the Indian team will be to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series by winning the Ranchi Test. The biggest problem facing Indian team captain Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid is which player to exclude and which player to include in the fourth test. Actually, there are reports that Jasprit Bumrah may be rested for the fourth test.

There will be a change in the playing 11 of the fourth test

KL Rahul is expected to return in the fourth test, but the big question is whether Team India will enter Ranchi Stadium with 4 spin bowlers or once again Team India will depend on 2 pacers. Let us tell you about the increasing problems of captain Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid before the Ranchi Test.

Possibility of KL Rahul's return

KL Rahul scored the most runs for India in the Hyderabad Test. But he had to suffer from the problem of thigh muscle cramps. Due to which he could not play in the second and third test. However, before the start of Rajkot Test, BCCI issued a press release saying that KL Rahul is 90 percent fit. After which there are speculations that he may return for the Ranchi Test.

Who will be removed in place of Rahul?

The biggest question is which batsman will be dropped after the return of KL Rahul. It is expected that if KL Rahul returns for the fourth Test, Rajat Patidar will have to sit on the bench. The biggest reason behind this is the poor form of Patidars. Visakhapatnam Test debutant Rajat Patidar has not been able to score any big score in the four innings played so far. After which it is considered certain that he will sit outside.

Who will replace Bumrah?

After the return of KL Rahul, another question has arisen that if Jasprit Bumrah is rested for the fourth test, then which bowlers will be included in the team in his place. Actually, there are reports that the team management may rest Bumrah in the fourth Test due to heavy workload. Bumrah is also the bowler taking the most wickets in the series.

Bumrah was the hero of Visakhapatnam Test victory. In such a situation, if the team management rests him, then who will be included in his place? The big question is whether Akash Deep will replace Bumrah in the playing eleven for the Ranchi Test or the team management will move ahead with the experience of Mukesh Kumar.

Akshar will return!

If we talk about the pitch of Ranchi Stadium, it mostly helps spin bowlers. However, here the batsmen also succeed in scoring a lot of runs. In such a situation, will captain Rohit Sharma bet on 4 spinners in the Ranchi Test starting from 23rd February? If this happens then Akshar Patel may return to the team. After this, along with Axar Patel, the spin trio of Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav will also be seen adding to the excitement in the Ranchi Test. However, it is also possible that captain Rohit once again opts to go with 3 spinners and 2 seam bowlers. The answer to this will be known only at the time of match toss whether the team management plays with 4 spinners or 2 seam bowlers.