New Zealand tour of India 2021 will commence just after the men’s T20 World Cup. New Zealand tour of India 2021 will kick off from 17th November in Jaipur. New Zealand tour of India will comprise of three T20 Internationals and 2 Test Matches which will be the part of WTC cycle.
New Zealand tour of India : What to expect from the selectors for T20 Series?
Rohit Sharma is likely to lead Indian team in the T20 Series against New Zealand. Hardik Pandya and fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar are likely to get dropped from the team while Ruturaj Gaikwad and experienced share are likely to get place in the team.
Virat Kohli set to be rested after leaving T20I Captaincy
Virat Kohli is all set to leave captaincy in the T20 format. Virat Kohli had earlier announced that he will step down from the T20 captaincy just after the T20 World Cup this year. The current vice captain of the Indian team is the prime choice for the Indian selectors to lead the team against New Zealand. But some reports suggest that KL Rahul can also so get the opportunity to lead the Indian team in the upcoming New Zealand tour of India.
Reports suggests that Big Names are likely to be rested for the T20I Series
According to some sources, the big names are likely to get rested for the T20 Series against New Zealand while Rohit Sharma is in talks to captain the Indian team for the T20 Series between India and The Kiwis. Virat Kohli had earlier announced that the ongoing men’s T20 World Cup will be his last ornament as the captain of the Indian side in the shortest format.
” First Things First ,the Squad for New Zealand series need to be decided. Rohit has said that he doesn’t want to lead in the T20 International against New Zealand. And why would he I want to lead? It’s his first series as full-time T20 captain,” Rasiya BCECE official told when asked whether Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian team in the upcoming series against New Zealand or not.
Ham so se suggest that Hardik Pandya and Bhubaneswar Kumar are expected to be dropped when India will face Newzealand for a three match T20 Series just after the men’s T20 World Cup. Ruturaj Gaikwad is likely to get his first national call up alongside with experienced and former Delhi capitals captain Shreyas Iyer.
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New Faces for the T20I leg of New Zealand tour of India
The new bowling sensation of srh and Jammu Kashmir Armaan Malik and KKR find Venkatesha here also have an outside chance of making into the final squad. Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar will also return to the T20 side.
New Zealand tour of India will be a fierce contest between both sides. New Zealand tour of India is going to happen after many years. Indian bowling line up is surely going to test the Kiwi side. BCCI has allowed fans to return to the stadium for the New Zealand tour of India but it an eye on the covid-19 protocol.
“Yes, we will have fans coming in but it won’t be full capacity. We will work closely with the local authorities and planned the way forward,” a senior official said.
“Sometimes you need a break. You miss your family sometimes. You have been on a road for 6 months. So all of that sometimes play on the back of your mind. But when you are on the field you don’t think of all those things. You don’t control a lot of things ,how the scheduling goes on for what tournament is played when so obviously staying in the bubble and staying away from your family for such a long period of time does not play a role on the players mind as well . But they also try their best to make a sweet comfortable.” said the senior official in his closing statement.
Well lastly, with only few months left for the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia, it would be the best oppertunity for the Selectors and Team Management to start afresh for the next segment of the multi-nation World Event.
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Edited By : Devansh Awasthi