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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : March 03, 2017, 11:59
Duration : 01:25

India vs Australia: Rahane will not be dropped from Bengaluru Test, says Anil Kumble

India coach Anil Kumble made it clear that Karun Nair's one triple century cannot outshine the two years of "extremely successful" stint of Ajinkya Rahane and dropping the experienced middle-order batsman from the playing XI is out of question. Rahane didn't have a great series against England and was eventually ruled out with a fractured hand, while he managed just 13 and 18 in the opening Test against Australia in Pune, which India lost by 333 runs. There is no question of dropping Rahane. He has scored really well, he has been extremely successful over the last couple of years. In terms of team composition we still haven't discussed on that. All 16 are available," Kumble said. Kumble though felt it was unfortunate that Nair had been warming the benches. "Yes it's unfortunate that Karun missed out after scoring the triple hundred. But that's the way the composition of the team has been.
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