TOI Poll Result: Fans Believe Rahane Will Be A Better Test Captain Than Kohli, Shubman Should Be A Regular Test Opener | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: India’s Boxing Day Test victory over Australia garnered praise around the world. This was particularly impressive because the victory was recorded after the team were eliminated for their lowest all-time tryout total in the previous match in Adelaide, losing the series opener in three. days.
With the missing skipper team and arguably the best drummer Virat Kohli (paternity leave), Mohammed shami being ruled out due to injury, very few have given Team India a chance to rebound in the series.
While someone like Michael Vaughan reiterated his prediction of a 0-4 loss for India, Shane Warne felt Australia was going to ‘wow’ India.
But Ajinkya Rahane Not only led his team forward by scoring a fantastic century-defining game, but also pooled their resources on the pitch so well that the Australians were defeated in four days as India leveled the streak of four games 1-1.
Rahane led the Indian squad with flying colors, showed flair with his field settings and made some good changes in bowling even though India lost Umesh Yadav to injury in the second set.
Rahane actually has a 100% captain record in tests so far, having won all three tests he has captained.
Besides Rahane’s baton and captaincy, the big talking points of victory at the MCG were the impressive performances of the rookies. Shubman gill and Mohammed Siraj, how India rebounded from a historic low in Adelaide and the few areas of concern that remain for India, such as Mayank Agarwalstick form of.
TimesofIndia.com launched a poll asking cricket fans vote for five different questions. Here are the results of this survey:
The poll saw more than 25,000 votes cast in just over 24 hours.
The first question that was asked was: will Ajinkya Rahane make a better test captain than Virat Kohli? The options offered here were: Yes, No and Too Early to Tell.
There were 16,170 responses for the yes option here from fans who think Rahane will make a better test captain than Kohli. The 1997 votes went to the No option, while 7,662 votes went to the Too Early to Tell option.
The majority of people who took part in the poll felt that Rahane could make a better captain, while responses to say that it is too early to say if Rahane would be better than Virat as a test captain were more than those of ‘a no.

The second question asked was: Should Rohit Sharma, if he was perfectly fit, should he replace Mayank Agarwal as opener? The options offered here were Yes and No.
Mayank scored 17 and 9 in the first test at Adelaide and registered a duck and 5 in the second test at the MCG.
For this question, 21,472 votes were cast in favor of Rohit replacing Mayank while 4,336 votes were cast for the No option.

The third question asked was – Should India persist with Shubman Gill as the regular test opener? There were three options offered here – Yes, No and Too Early to Tell.
Gill looked compact and confident on his first outing in Test Cricket, scoring 45 points in the opening innings and didn’t stay out in the second inning scoring 35 points and taking India across the finish line , with Captain Rahane.
For this question, 19,825 votes were cast in favor of keeping Gill as a long-term opener, while 1,111 votes were cast for the No option. Interestingly, 4,858 votes were cast here for the Too Early to Tell option. Clearly, most of the cricket fans who took the poll believe Gill should be seen as a long-term opener in the tests.

The fourth question asked was – Can India win the 4-test round against Australia? With the streak level at 1-1 and two tests to go, it’s anyone’s streak from now on. The options offered here were Yes and No.
Supported by India’s magnificent performance at the CWM, 20,973 votes were cast in the affirmative for this question, while only 4,816 votes were cast for the No option. Clearly, the mood across the country is upbeat after the Indian super show in Melbourne and most fans believe Team India can earn a reminder of their historic series victory on Australian soil in the 2018-19 series.

The fifth and final question that was asked was – Did you expect India to win the second test after being fired for 36 in Adelaide? Again, the options given here were Yes and No.
The answers here were very interesting. There were 12,287 votes that were polled for the Yes option by fans who felt India could bounce back and win after being sacked for 36 in Adelaide. However, 13,454 votes were cast for the No option. This showed that the fanbase was clearly quite divided ahead of Boxing Day’s test and, interestingly, the majority, albeit by a small margin, felt India could not win the second test after losing morale in Adelaide.

Overall, the way the Indian team emerged from the frustrating depths of Adelaide and emerged triumphantly in Melbourne restored the confidence of Indian cricket fans in the team and assured them that no matter what. chances, this Indian team will always fight.

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