Since Virat Kohli will return in the Indian XI as the captain in the 2nd test at Mumbai , debates are on in media circles as to who has to be replaced . Before the first test , it was a forgone conclusion that Shreyas Iyer will make way once Kohli is available but now after his two outstanding match defining knocks of 105 & 65 at Kanpur , it’s a big step if Iyer has to go out .
Wasim Jaffer, the former Indian opener has found an interesting way out . He has mentioned at if Wriddhiman Saha ,who has played a stellar knock of 61 notout in the second test inspite of a stiff neck , is fit and plays at Mumbai , he should be the makeshift opener for this game if Mayank is replaced . Mayank Agarwal had an ordinary match at Kanpur and so he will be a much less controversial drop compared to Iyer who was the man of the match at Kanpur .
Jaffer said ,that if Saha is asked to open , then no other batter will bat out of position . as then Pujara will be able to bat 3 instead of opening for Mayank and Kohli, Rahane & Iyer can bat at 4, 5, & 6 respectively .
This is an alternative which Jaffer has suggested instead of dropping Rahane and Shreyas Iyer
It is a very interesting suggestion by Wasim Jaffer and it remains to be seen how the whole situation is currently handled after Kohli is back in the XI