New Delhi, Online Desk. Ind vs NZ T20 Series: A total of 16 players were selected by the selectors of the Indian team for the three-match T20 International series against New Zealand. The team selected by the selectors for this limited overs series included five openers. Not only this, with this series Rohit Sharma as regular captain and Rahul Dravid as regular head coach also debuted for Team India, but there was one player who did not get a chance to debut, while another The player waited for his turn.
In fact, in the three-match series against New Zealand, captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid gave 14 players a chance, while the selectors selected 16 players. In this way, two players could not play in this series. These players include the names of opener Rituraj Gaikwad and fast bowler Avesh Khan, who remained part of the bench strength in this series. It was believed that in the last match, the captain and coach can give a chance to both these players, but for the last match, captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid did not consider it appropriate to make four changes.
The playing XI with which India had landed in the first match could have played with the same playing XI in the second match as well, but Mohammad Siraj was injured in the first match. In such a situation, Harshal Patel made his debut in international cricket. At the same time, before the last T20 match, only four players Ishaan Kishan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rituraj Gaikwad and Avesh Khan were left, who were sitting on the bench, but Ishan Kishan and Chahal got a chance at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, but Gaikwad and Avesh got a chance. Couldn’t find Avesh Khan was selected for the first time in the team for the limited overs series.