AUS vs IND: Change in leadership role for India midway through the series

The Indian team is currently in Australia participating in the Border-Gavaskar trophy. The series is currently levelled at 1-1 with India winning the second test. In the first test, Australia won the match which was equally balanced at one stage. India had a horror collapse in the first test as they registered their lowest total ever in test cricket. The Indian team was all out on 36 as none of the Indian batsmen could answer the Australian tight bowling line up.

Virat Kohli was unavailable for the remaining test series after the first test as he was back in India for the birth of his firstborn. Ajinkya Rahane was named as the captain for the remainder of the series in place of Kohli. Pujara was named as the vice-captain for the second test.

Rahane with his 100 percent record in tests as the captain continued to maintain his record as he won the second test by 8 wickets. Rahane was the top scorer for India in this test as he scored another overseas ton in the first innings. He was declared as Player of the Match for his stellar performance in this match.

Rohit Sharma has now joined the Indian team in Melbourne as he has completed his mandatory quarantine in Australia. He has been named as the vice-captain of the team for the remaining matches.

The series is now leveled at 1-1 with 2 matches to go. The third match is set to be played on 7th January in Sydney.

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