New Delhi. The Indian team will now play T20 and Test series against New Zealand (India vs New Zealand). The first T20 match of the series is to be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. In this series, Rohit Sharma will take over the captaincy while Rahul Dravid will take over as the head coach. This is the first series under Dravid’s guidance after becoming a full-time coach. Former veteran batsman Sunil Gavaskar said about this that it will be good between Rohit and Dravid, as there are many similarities in their behavior.
Gavaskar told how Rahul and Rohit are similar, there is a lot of similarity in their mood. Both are calm and that is how they will understand each other better. Gavaskar told Star Sports, ‘If you look at the nature of them (Rohit and Dravid), they are very similar. Rohit is as calm as coach Rahul Dravid. So, I think a good bond will be formed between them and the bond between the two will be very good. Both of them will understand each other very well.
Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra said, ‘When you think of Rahul Dravid, the first thing that comes to my mind is process, process, plan, execute that plan, look ahead carefully. Dravid’s goal is to win the match.
Chopra further said, ‘The future strategy of playing white-ball cricket (limited overs cricket) still needs to be defined. For this Rohit Sharma will have to be the leader and he will have to lead better.
The Indian team could not even reach the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup played in the UAE. He won 3 out of 5 matches in the league stage. India was first defeated by Pakistan by 10 wickets and then in the very next match New Zealand defeated by 8 wickets. Australia later won the T20 World Cup by defeating New Zealand.