Rahane stands at crossroads in his comeback Test

London : Ajinkya Rahane is set to play his first red-ball game for India in 18 months and potentially faces a do-or-die situation in the World Test Championship final against Australia at The Oval beginning June 7.

Making a quick switch from T20 to the five-day format, Rahane plans to “keep it simple” and will be hoping that the impeccable timing he displayed through the IPL travels with him to London.

The tough call of dropping both Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara from the Test team after the series loss in South Africa was taken in early 2022 but the latter made his way back into the side after a bumper run in county cricket in the same year.