Kolkata, First Published Nov 21, 2021, 5:56 PM IST
Seen as the team most likely to win the T20 World Cup, the Indian team exited the Super 12 round. The Indian team has already started preparing for the next T20 World Cup without worrying too much about this defeat.
Under Rahul Dravid’s coaching, Rohit Sharma’s full-time captaincy, India won the T20 series against New Zealand. The Indian team has already started preparing for next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
From the series against New Zealand, young players were picked in the Indian team with the aim of setting the best playing eleven and increasing the strength of the bench. Venkatesh Iyer, who made his debut in the first T20I, played in the first two matches. Herschelle Patel made his debut in the 2nd match.
Yusvendra Sahal, Rudraj Kejriwal, Ishant Kishan and Avesh Khan have been ruled out of the first two matches of the series. Having won the first 2 T20 matches of the series, the Indian team is expected to play in the final 2 matches to be played today (21st) at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
KL Rahul, who will be playing in the IPL, T20 World Cup and New Zealand series, is expected to be rested for the last T20 match before the Test series and will be replaced by Rudraj Kejriwal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the IPL.
But Robin Uthappa has said that captain Rohit Sharma will not make any changes to the Indian squad for the last T20 match against New Zealand.
Speaking on the occasion, Robin Uthappa said, “I think the Indian team will bounce back with the eleven combination of the same players who played in the last T20 match in the last T20 series, as they did in the whitewash of the New Zealand T20 series. Uthappa has said that no major changes will be made in the Indian team.
Last Updated Nov 21, 2021, 5:56 PM IST