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Ajinkya Rahane likely to lead Indian Team in the 1st Test Against New Zealand


With Virat Kohli requesting rest and Rohit Sharma offered a reprieve, Ajinkya Rahane is good to go to lead Indian team in the series opening first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur to be played in the not so distant future.

As indicated by a report, Rohit has been refreshed to all the more likely deal with his responsibility while Kohli, who is as of now skirting the T20I series, will return for the second Test in Mumbai.

According to a report in The Times of India, the choice to place Ajinkya Rahane in order was taken on Thursday with the selectors conceptualising over dealing with the responsibility of its players who have as of late discussed the bio bubble protocol which thus has been referred to as one reason from the Indian group’s initial exit at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.

The BCCI had as of late declared a 15-man India T20I crew for the three-match home series against New Zealand to be driven by Rohit. In any case, the crew is missing senior players including previous chief Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah among other people who all have been offered a genuinely necessary reprieve.

The selectors thought over giving Rohit the captaincy for the Kanpur Test and afterward being refreshed for the subsequent match. In any case, he will skirt the whole series and subsequently Rahane, whose structure with the bat has been diminishing of late, will lead the group.

The speed trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur has been refreshed close by wicketkeeper-player Rishabh Pant.

Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul are the openers in the crew. Hanuma Vihari and Rahane will frame the middle order while Wridhiman Saha is the best option wicketkeeper.

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The T20I series gets in progress from November 17 in Jaipur with Ranchi and Kolkata to have the second and third match individually. The Tests will be played in Kanpur and Mumbai.



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