2) Vijay to make a comeback?
India have a lot to ponder over team combination. While, one might argue that it is better not to tinker with a winning combination, at the same time it makes little to no sense to leave out one of your best players.
Such is the case with Murali Vijay. Vijay has, arguably, been India’s best batsman, in the long format, over the last 3 years. He has scored plenty of runs at home, as well as overseas.
He picked up an injury in the first test match of the series. With his replacement, K L Rahul, scoring a century, Vijay was left out of the 3rd match, in spite of having made a full recovery.
This left critics and fans puzzled, as a fit Vijay is a huge asset to team India. Moreover, the other opener, Shikhar Dhawan, has always been rather inconsistent. This is in stark contrast to Vijay, who has always looked assured at the wicket.
After another ordinary performance by Dhawan (he scored 1 and 26), it remains to be seen if the team management persists with the left hander. Vijay, meanwhile, will be itching to prove his worth.