BCCI Contracts: Rahul, Pant to be elevated to A grade?

The central contract is an indicator of the player's performance during the last season and when BCCI finalises the new contract list for 2022 in the next few days, the duo of Rahane and Cheteshwer Pujara could be demoted due to their underwhelming performances.

In the recently-concluded three-match Test series against South Africa, the duo has not done anything exceptional and managed to score just 136 and 124 runs respectively. But, it's not about this series, as both experienced campaigners have been struggling for a while now and their poor form has been a matter of concern for the Indian team management. 

Barring his match-winning century against Australia at the MCG in 2020, the Mumbai-born Rahane doesn't have too many impactful knocks under his belt and there have been calls to drop him from the Test squad.