Kolkata. Captain Rohit Sharma despite winning the first two matches against New Zealand (Rohit Sharma) Will not give up his aggressive attitude but reserve players can be given a chance in the third and last T20 match on Sunday. Indian team series after winning in Jaipur and Ranchi (India vs New Zealand) But there can be no better place than the Garden of Eden to do a ‘clean sweep’. This is Rohit’s first series as full-time T20 captain in which he won both the toss first. This helped to take advantage of the situation and the bowlers and batsmen performed well. Garden of Eden (Eden Gardens) It has been a haven for the batsmen and it will be easier for the team batting later because of the dew.
Rohit Sharma He had scored 264 runs in one-day cricket at the Eden Gardens itself and winning the first series 3-0 as captain here would be gold for him. Coach Rahul Dravid will be helped to adapt to his new role after such a spectacular win. Within a week of this, the Test series against New Zealand is going to start. Rohit and Dravid would now like to test the reserve players by giving them a chance. In case the sixth bowler is selected, Venkatesh Iyer can be made to bowl as the winds from the Hooghly river will give him extra swing. Ruturaj Gaikwad, Avesh Khan and Ishan Kishan will be hoping that the captain will give them a chance in this match.
Gaikwad, who was an orange cap in IPL, can bat at any of the first three places. For this, captain Rohit or vice-captain KL Rahul will have to sit outside. It would be accurate to drop Rahul as he has to play a Test series after four days. Similarly, Avesh Khan can be fielded in place of Deepak Chahar or Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Replacing Axar Patel or Ravichandran Ashwin Yuzvendra Chahal can play. Ishan Kishan can be given a chance in place of Rishabh Pant, who is playing continuously from the World Test Championship.
Biggest achievement of this series Ashwin’s form Raha, who bowled economical in both the matches, took two and one wicket for 23 and 19 runs respectively. He has become a contender for the ‘Player of the Series’ while he was not included in the limited overs team for four years. The problem for New Zealand is between the 15th and 20th over in which their batsmen are not able to score runs fast.
The teams are as follows:
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Lokesh Rahul, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel and Mohammad Siraj .
New Zealand: Tim Southee (Captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi.