India’s T20 World Cup 2021 campaign may have come to an end. But that does not mean that it is the end of the world for them. In less than a year’s time, the team is set to take part in another T20 World Cup in Australia which will be followed by the ODI World Cup in 2023 set to be staged in India. This gives India not much time to learn from their mistakes and work upon them ahead of those marquee events.
The team is also looking at a leadership revamp with Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri already making an exit and Rohit Sharma likely to be confirmed as the new T20I captain.
India’s first assignment after the World Cup is the home series against New Zealand which will see the teams play three T20Is and two Test matches. With several members of the Indian contingent continuously living in a bio-bubble, some players might be rested for the same with youngsters getting a chance.
Catch all the live and latest updates with regards to Team India’s squad announcement for New Zealand series here.
07:47 PM: Squad announced, Rohit Sharma named T20I captain
India’s T20I squad for New Zealand series: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj
06:25 PM: Virat Kohli has asked for an extended break- Reports
It is being learned that Virat has asked for an extended break and will only be joining the team for the second Test match against New Zealand. However, confirmation will only be coming in with the squad announcement.
05:00 PM IST: KL Rahul frontrunner to lead if Rohit is rested
Meanwhile, a separate section of the media has also suggested that KL Rahul could be the stand-in skipper for the New Zealand T20I series, in case Rohit wants to rest out the three games. A report also claims that Virat Kohli would even be resting from the first Test match against New Zealand.
03:35 PM IST: BCCI to announce squad anytime soon
The BCCI is set to announce India’s squad for the home series against New Zealand anytime soon. All eyes will for beginners be on the T20I team and who is named as the captain for that series. While Rohit Sharma is likely to replace Virat Kohli at the helm with Kohli stepping down, some reports have claimed that he may opt to rest after a hectic schedule.