Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan stated that there will likely be a brand new partnership between Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid as India’s two-match Take a look at collection towards New Zealand begins on Thursday.
Indian cricket group shifts its focus to the two-match Take a look at collection towards New Zealand after drubbing them 3-0 within the T20I collection. The group has began getting ready for the primary recreation on the Greenpark Stadium in Kanpur.
Rahul Dravid doesn’t change the system a lot: Irfan Pathan
This would be the first Take a look at collection for Dravid, who took over the reins from Ravi Shastri as India’s head coach, who may even get to check the gamers and get the suitable mixture for the longer term.
Irfan feels that this will likely be a brand new partnership between Dravid and Kohli because the two performed collectively for RCB and the Indian group.
“This will likely be a brand new partnership between Rahul Dravid in addition to Virat Kohli, the captain. Particularly within the longer format, I don’t see any downside as a result of Rahul Dravid is the type of man who likes to return into the system, he doesn’t change the system a lot,” Irfan Pathan stated on Star Sports activities.
“One factor is for positive, there will likely be a terrific understanding and communication on this partnership, together with this youth gamers will likely be given as a lot significance as a senior participant will get within the group,” he added.
Ajinkya Rahane to steer India within the first Take a look at
Protecting the workload of gamers in thoughts, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has rested some senior gamers like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and frontline bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.
Ajinkya Rahane will lead India within the first Take a look at towards New Zealand, with Cheteshwar Pujara named his deputy.
Mumbai batter Shreyas Iyer will likely be making his debut in Take a look at, as confirmed by Rahane in his press convention on Wednesday.