Ajinkya Rahane [ Images ] will finally make his long awaited debut in Test cricket after being named in the Indian team for the fourth and final match against Australia [ Images ], starting in Delhi [ Images ] on Friday.
The Mumbai [ Images ] batsman's selection in the playing eleven was confirmed in the Indian team's meeting on Thursday, sources close to the team said.
But it is unclear yet whether the right-hander will open the innings or whether he will bat in the middle order.
He has been included in the side as a middle order batsman but he could be asked to open the innings in this match or he may bat at No. 5 with Cheteshwar Pujara [ Images ] being asked to open.
He will come in as the replacement for Shikhar Dhawan [ Images ], who was ruled out of the Delhi Test with injury. The left-hander had hit the fastest century by a debutant in Tests in the third match in Mohali before he sustained a finger injury while fielding.
Suresh Raina [ Images ] was called into the squad in place of Dhawan but he may be benched.
India [ Images ] have already taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series and will be looking to register their first whitewash in a four-Test series.