Ajinkya Rahane: Rahane is a fine top order first class batsman with close to 5000 runs with an average of 68. He has been bloodied in the ODI/T20 scene with limited success. He has two international half-centuries on English soil and can be very well given a chance to come 1 down in Tests.
Abhinav Mukund: Mukund has played 5 tests outside the sub-continent, with one half-centuries and two 40s. While that’s not much, the 0-8 debacle has shown that all options have to be tried. Mukund also has a first class average of 57.4.
In Image: India's Abhinav Mukund (right) and Gautam Gambhir