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IND vs NZ 2021: Once We Land In Mumbai, We Will Decide On Our Playing XI For The Second Test: Vikram Rathour

Team India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour stated that the staff administration will resolve the enjoying XI for the second Test in Mumbai itself.

India are at present enjoying New Zealand within the first Test in Kanpur and wish 9 extra wickets on the ultimate day to win the primary Test on Monday.

Senior gamers like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who’ve been rested for the primary Test, will return to the aspect within the subsequent recreation.

Virat Kohli’s trumpet gesture. Photo-AP

We will get to that time after we attain Mumbai: Vikram Rathour

Rathour stated that they’re but to suppose on the staff for the second Test in Mumbai however at present they purpose on profitable the primary match.

“Once we land in Mumbai, we will take that call, what our playing XI is going to be,” Rathour stated in a press convention after Day 4.

“The captain coming back in will happen in Mumbai, I understand. We will get to that point when we reach Mumbai. At this point we are focused on this game. There is still a day to go, and a game to be won. So we are really focused on this game,” he added.

Vikram Rathour defends Ajinkya Rahane-Cheteshwar Pujara

The highlight is as soon as once more on senior Indian batters Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara after as soon as once more failing to face up and rating huge runs.

But Rathour downplayed the criticism towards the duo and strongly believes they’ll make a comeback. 

“Of course, you want the top-order to contribute but cricketers (Pujara and Rahane) you mentioned have played 80 (79 for Rahane) and 90 Tests (91 Test for Pujara),” Rathour stated.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane (Image Credit: Twitter)

“Of course, to play that many games, they must have done well for us. We understand that both of them are going through a lean phase but we understand that they have both played very, very important knocks for us in the past. We are pretty sure that they are going to come back and play important knocks for us,” he added.

Debutant Shreyas Iyer top-scored for India within the second innings as effectively to assist India set a goal of 284.

New Zealand want 280 runs extra to win the primary Test with 9 wickets in hand. Tom Latham (2*) is batting with William Somerville batting with him because the Nightwatchman. 

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