Sunday, November 14, 2021

Rohit, Pant, Bumrah and Shami rested for New Zealand Tests



India Test crew: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain first Test), Virat Kohli (Rested for first Test, Captain for second) KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna

India will be without Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami in the impending two-match Test series against their kindred Test Championship finalists New Zealand, beginning November 25 in Kanpur.


As prior revealed the group of four has been refreshed as a piece of their responsibility the board notwithstanding customary captain Virat Kohli, who will return on schedule for the second Test in Mumbai, beginning December 3. The speed couple and Kohli, who as of late surrendered T20I captaincy, have as of now been refreshed for the three-match white-ball series which goes before the Tests.


Ajinkya Rahane will lead India in Kohli's nonattendance, with Cheteshwar Pujara being named his appointee. Virat Kohli is not available for first test but will be available sure from second test against New Zealand.

"Most shocking news is KS Bharat is added to test match series with New Zealand team as a Extra Keeper Batsman , but the thing is KL Rahul is also there to cover up as second wicket keeper, Indian Cricket team will go to play test match without some key players like Virat Kohli , Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and dynamic baller Jasprit Bumrah. 


Uncapped in Tests, Shreyas Iyer could be in line for his red-ball debut in the wake of procuring the call-up to the side that sees a few new faces. Andhra wicketkeeper-bat Srikar Bharat, who was a reserve for COVID-recuperated Wriddhiman Saha for the England visit recently, has been added to the crew now, while a rebound in the whites is on the cards for opener Shubhman Gill, who last played in the WTC finale.


Suryakumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari and Abhimanyu Easwaran, who were all important for the resulting Test series, against England, have been forgotten about from the 16-part list, alongside Shardul Thakur, who will be down and out from the former T20Is too.


Uncapped Prasidh Krishna, who was advanced from the stores on the England visit, has held his spot in the crew that sees the rebound of offspinning allrounder Jayant Yadav to the public overlap since last taking field for India in the Pune Test against Australia in 2017. His consideration returns on the of a drawn out downtime for Washington Sundar ,who is yet to completely recuperate from a finger injury supported in July, in front of the England Tests.