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Ind Vs Nz Gautam Gambhir Said How The Indian Batting Order Will Be In The 1st Test Against New Zealand In The Absence Of Rohit Sharma And Virat Kohli Told

Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi

Published by: Om. Light
Updated Tue, 23 Nov 2021 08:46 AM IST

Summary

The first match of the two-Test series between India and New Zealand will be played in Kanpur. In the absence of Virat-Rohit, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir has given a statement regarding the batting order of Team India in this Test match.

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Only two days are left for the start of the two-Test series between India and New Zealand. The first match of the series between the two countries will be played at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. This will be the first time in nearly five years that a Test match will be played in Kanpur. Earlier in the year 2016, a Test match was played between India and New Zealand at Green Park. Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir has given a statement about how Team India’s batting order will be in the first match against the Kiwi team. He also told which batsman should open the innings in Rohit’s absence and who should come in to bat at number four.

Mayank-Rahul start the innings

Talking to Star Sports, Gautam Gambhir said, Mayank Agarwal should open the innings with KL Rahul in the absence of Rohit Sharma. According to Gambhir, Lokesh Rahul has started the innings in England, apart from this Shubman Gill should come for batting at number four. He further said, it is good to see that Ajinkya Rahane is in the team now and captaining in the first match, perhaps considering the way he performed in England, he has been made the captain of the team.

Rahane’s performance will be important

At the same time, former India cricketer Irfan Pathan said that Ajinkya Rahane’s performance will have to be monitored, because he has not been able to do any special performance for a long time, the last one year has not been good for Rahane, in such a situation, not only New Zealand but the Indian team. It has to be seen who will bat in the middle over in South Africa, if Shubman Gill can bat in the middle order then he should be given a chance to bat in the middle order in the series against New Zealand.

Rest given to Rohit-Virat

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will not play in Kanpur Test. Kohli has been rested till the Kanpur Test match in view of the workload after the T20 World Cup. This was the reason why he did not play in the T20 series against New Zealand. He will join the team in the second Test match to be played in Mumbai. The same, Hitman Rohit Sharma has been rested for the entire Test series. Recently, in the T20 series against the Kiwi team, he won the series 3-0 to India.

Expansion

Only two days are left for the start of the two-Test series between India and New Zealand. The first match of the series between the two countries will be played at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. This will be the first time in nearly five years that a Test match will be played in Kanpur. Earlier in the year 2016, a Test match was played between India and New Zealand at Green Park. Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir has given a statement about how Team India’s batting order will be in the first match against the Kiwi team. He also told which batsman should open the innings in Rohit’s absence and who should come in to bat at number four.

Mayank-Rahul start the innings

Talking to Star Sports, Gautam Gambhir said, Mayank Agarwal should open the innings with KL Rahul in the absence of Rohit Sharma. According to Gambhir, Lokesh Rahul has started the innings in England, apart from this Shubman Gill should come for batting at number four. He further said, it is good to see that Ajinkya Rahane is in the team now and captaining in the first match, perhaps considering the way he performed in England, he has been made the captain of the team.

Rahane’s performance will be important

At the same time, former India cricketer Irfan Pathan said that Ajinkya Rahane’s performance will have to be monitored, because he has not been able to do any special performance for a long time, the last one year has not been good for Rahane, in such a situation, not only New Zealand but the Indian team. It has to be seen who will bat in the middle over in South Africa, if Shubman Gill can bat in the middle order then he should be given a chance to bat in the middle order in the series against New Zealand.

Rest given to Rohit-Virat

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will not play in Kanpur Test. Kohli has been rested till the Kanpur Test match in view of the workload after the T20 World Cup. This was the reason why he did not play in the T20 series against New Zealand. He will join the team in the second Test match to be played in Mumbai. The same, Hitman Rohit Sharma has been rested for the entire Test series. Recently, in the T20 series against the Kiwi team, he won the series 3-0 to India.

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