No key players
India’s senior players Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Bumra and Mohammad Shami have been rested for the tournament. Thus Ajinkya Raghane is facing New Zealand with a team of young players. There is an expectation of how it is going to cope and succeed.
Success is difficulty
Former New Zealand batsman Ian Smith has said it will be difficult for India to win the tournament. He said the absence of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma from the Indian team was a setback. They are non-existent
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. The vacuum of the two is the biggest disappointment.
I am eager
He has been a pillar of the Indian team since the start of the World Test Championship. The fact that those key players did not play in the first Test against New Zealand is likely to be a slight advantage for the New Zealand team. He said he was eager to see how the Indian team would function without both of them.
The record of the Indian team
The Indian team has not lost a Test series on Indian soil since 2012. The Indian team got off to a great start in this first Test as well. It is noteworthy that opener Chupman Gill has filled Rohit’s place by scoring a fifty.