New Delhi, Online Desk. Indian opener batsman Rohit Sharma has been rested for the two-match Test series against New Zealand. After this it was expected that KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal would open for India in the two Test matches against the Kiwi team, but just before the Kanpur Test match, KL Rahul got injured and he will no longer play in both the Test matches. . Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill can open for India in the Kanpur Test match due to the absence of KL Rahul.

Before KL Rahul’s injury, it was believed that Shubman Gill could be a part of the playing XI, but he will not open but will take the field as a middle-order batsman. Now with KL Rahul being injured and ruled out of the first Test, it is likely that Shubman Gill along with Mayank Agarwal may open the batting for India in the Kanpur Test. Although Suryakumar Yadav has been included in the Indian Test team in place of KL Rahul, he may be seen batting in the middle order.

Regular captain Virat Kohli has been rested for the first Test against New Zealand and Ajinkya Rahane will be seen captaining the side. Nothing will be easy for Rahane against Kane Williamson’s team as there are no batsmen like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant in the Test team at the moment. In the absence of all these star players, the Test captaincy of Rahane is going to be a big test against New Zealand. Anyway, India has defeated the New Zealand team 3-0 in the three-match T20 series, so this team would like to retaliate.

Edited By: Sanjay Savern