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IND vs NZ 2021: Ian Smith Disappointed With India Resting Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma For First Test

Former New Zealand wicket-keeper batter Ian Smith raised questions on Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma lacking the primary Test in opposition to New Zealand.

After sweeping the Black Caps 3-0 within the T20I sequence, India will look forward in the direction of the two-match Test sequence in opposition to Kane Williamson & co.

Virat Kohli. Image Credits: Twitter

It intrigues me that India are resting gamers for Test cricket: Ian Smith

Keeping the workload of gamers in thoughts, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has rested some senior gamers like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and frontline bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.

Ajinkya Rahane will lead India within the first Test in opposition to New Zealand, with Cheteshwar Pujara named his deputy.

Smith wasn’t pleased with the Indian board benching Kohli and Rohit Sharma for the primary Test.

India have left out Kohli and Sharma, it intrigues me actually that we’re resting people in Test cricket these days, that disappoints me greatly,” Smith informed

IND vs NZ 2021: Ian Smith Disappointed With India Resting Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma For First Test
Ian Smith (Image Credits: Getty)

New Zealand want  to have Neil Wagner: Ian Smith

New Zealand will probably be taking part in their first Test match since they gained the World Test Championship last in opposition to India in June.

This may also mark the beginning for the Black Caps for the World Test Championship 2021-23 cycle. Smith believes that left-arm pacer Neil Wagner will probably be essential for the guests.

You’ve got to have (Neil) Wagner so when you get in trouble, he can try and bowl you out of it with his stamina,” Smith stated.

India additionally misplaced to New Zealand within the Group 2 of the Super 12 stage within the T20 World Cup. New Zealand misplaced the ultimate to trans-Tasman rivals Australia earlier than being white-washed by the Indians.

The first Test between India and New Zealand will begin on November 25 (Thursday) on the Greenpark Stadium in Kanpur.

This would be the first Test sequence for Rahul Dravid, the Indian staff’s newly appointed head coach, who may also get to check the gamers and get the correct mixture for the longer term.

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