India Playing11: The Indian team has won the three-match ODI series against New Zealand. By winning both the opening matches of this series, the Indian team has taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead. In such a situation, in the third and last match of the series, captain Rohit Sharma will be free to try the bench strength and rest some regular players. This has also been indicated by his statement after the second ODI in Raipur.
After taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, when Rohit Sharma was being discussed about the bowling of the Indian team, he replied in such a way that it seemed that in the third ODI to be held in Indore, Mohammed Shami and Mohammad Siraj can be given rest. One of these two is sure to be given rest.
Rohit Sharma said, ‘The bowlers came forward from the last 5 ODIs. Whenever we expected of him, he fulfilled it. You don’t usually see this kind of seam movement in India. Balls are able to wave so much outside India only. He has worked very hard and is getting rewarded for it. Shami and Siraj were eager to bowl long spells but I reminded them that the Test series is coming, so we need to take care of them.’
This statement of Rohit Sharma is understood to indicate that in the third ODI, one of these two fast bowlers can be given firm rest. The Test series against Australia is very important for India. The ticket to reach the WTC finals will be available from this series only. In such a situation, the Indian team can give rest to the players included in their Test team in the third ODI against New Zealand.
Kuldeep Yadav can get rest
Kuldeep Yadav can also be given rest along with Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj. In place of Kuldeep, Yuzvendra Chahal can be made a part of the playing-11. If either Shami or Siraj is kept in the playing-11, then Hardik Pandya may be rested.