New Delhi, India and New Zealand (India vs New ZealandODI series continues between Team India has also won the first match. Now it is the turn of Raipur, where Rohit Sharma and Co. would like to capture the series by winning the second ODI. Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli) flopped in the first match. In such a situation, it will be his endeavor to come up with a new strategy in the second match and make it rain. Whatever Virat may be thinking, former head coach Ravi Shastri (Ravi Shastri) has a different game plan going on in his mind. Shastri does not want Virat to continue the ODI series against New Zealand. A different game plan is going on in his mind.
Virat is out of T20 series
The selectors have already dropped Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma from the T20 series between India and New Zealand. In order to give opportunities to the youth, the selectors have made a plan not to give them more opportunities in this format. Ravi Shastri wants Virat Kohli not to play the third ODI against New Zealand after the ODI to be held in Raipur. There is a plan going on in his mind to make India win the ICC Test Championship.
The goal is to win the World Test Championship
The four-match Test series between India and Australia is going to start from February 9. It is important for India to win this series in any case. The final match of the World Test Championship is to be played on the soil of England in June. Kangaroos have already almost confirmed their place in the finals but the road ahead for India is not that easy. Rohit Sharma & Co. are getting tough competition from South Africa and Sri Lanka for the final race.
What is Shastri’s game plan,
The new round of Ranji Trophy matches are starting from 24 January. Ravi Shastri wants Virat Kohli to complete his preparation for this format before entering the Test series against Australia. Ravi Shastri told Sportskeeda website, “I have always believed that you should play first class cricket as much as possible. Especially at such a time when you have to play a lot of Test cricket ahead in India. I feel top players don’t play much first class cricket.
“There is a lot of cricket being played at the moment. This is the reason why you do not want to take much risk. At this time you need to be a little smart. Leaving some comparisons, you have to look at the big picture. This time the bidi picture is Australia.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 19, 2023, 18:59 IST