Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are not happy with the rest, former New Zealand wicketkeeper Ian Smith said, nowadays players take rest in Test matches


  • 2 test match series between india and new zealand will start from 25 november
  • Indian team has given rest to Rohit Sharma from this series.
  • Virat Kohli has been rested for the first Test of the series

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The two-Test series between India and New Zealand is starting from November 25 in Kanpur. India’s record on home soil is excellent. Since 2012, the Indian team has not lost any series on its soil. But, one cannot be sure about this. Many big names from the Indian team are involved in this series against New Zealand. Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant are not with the team in this series. The same captain Virat Kohli will also not play the first test match. He will join the team for the second match of the series to be held in Mumbai from December 3.

Meanwhile, former New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman Ian Smith is angry with the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Smith is not happy that the board has rested many big names in this series. Smith is also sad that players are skipping Test matches today. Virat and Rohit are an important part of the Indian team and Smith wanted these two big players to play throughout the series.

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Smith told on Tuesday, ‘India have not included Virat and Sharma. It surprises me that we are giving rest to players in Test cricket these days. It really frustrates me a lot.’ It is being said that these players have been given rest under the new workload management policy of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Kohli and Rohit have been playing continuously since the World Test Championship final. These players were part of the Test series against England and after that also played IPL and T20 World Cup. In such a situation, the board decided to give him some rest.

Meanwhile, Smith also said that New Zealand should go with three spinners in Kanpur. He believes that the Indian subcontinent’s pitches are very helpful for the spinners and the visiting team should prepare their bowling attack accordingly.

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He said, ‘You should have Neil Wagner fully fit so that whenever there is a problem, he can bowl with all his strength.’ Smith’s point was that this left-arm fast bowler could trouble the Indian team by throwing long spells. Smith also picked his playing XI and replaced experienced pacer Tim Southee with Kylie Jamieson and Neil Wagner as the bowling leaders.

Ian Smith’s team
Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Rachin Ravindra, William Somerville, Ejaz Patel, Kylie Jamieson, Neil Wagner


Rohit will not play in the test series, Virat is resting in the first test


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