Thu, 11 Nov 2021

IND vs NZ: Rohit Sharma or Ajinkya Rahane can captain Team India in the first Test against New Zealand

India vs New Zealand

After Team India's untimely exit from the T20 World Cup 2021, the Indian team prepares itself for the course ahead. New Zealand cricket team will visit India where the two teams will play three T20 matches and two Tests. The squad for the Test series is expected to be announced soon. There are reports that in the first Test match, either Ajinkya Rahane or Rohit Sharma can be given the responsibility of captaincy.

Virat Kohli has been rested from the T20 series against New Zealand and now news is coming that Virat has requested BCCI to rest from the first Test as well. According to Times of India reports, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur can also get rest from the first Test.

In the first Test match, Rishabh Pant can be replaced by Wriddhiman Saha as the wicket-keeper batsman. At the same time, KS Bharat can be a part of the team as a backup wicketkeeper. The first test match between New Zealand and India will be played in Kanpur, while the second test match will be played in Mumbai.

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