The third and last ODI between India and New Zealand will be played in Indore from January 24, but Kohli and Rohit have a good opportunity to prepare leaving it in view of the important challenge ahead.
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From Hyderabad to Raipur, nothing happened that was not expected. The Indian team, captained by Rohit Sharma, won the ODI series against New Zealand without any trouble. With winning the first two matches, the series has come into India’s account and now the third and last match is to be played in Indore on January 24. In terms of the result of the series, this match is not of much importance and in such a situation, captain Rohit Sharma and former captain Virat Kohli have a great opportunity, which they have rarely got in their careers for the last decade. But the question is, will he want to take advantage of it?
After the India-New Zealand ODI series, both the teams will play T20 series but players like Virat and Rohit will not participate in it. These are probably no longer part of the T20 plan. In such a situation, both of them will not enter the field for about two weeks. Both the veteran players will then directly step into the Nagpur ground for the first Test match against Australia from February 9.
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have to make a small sacrifice
This series is the reason due to which a great opportunity has come to him. They just have to make some sacrifices for this. Sacrifice – Not playing the low-key last ODI against New Zealand. Sacrifice – of our time. Sacrificed the tension of the international record, so that he could prepare himself well for the sake of Team India.
This is an opportunity to give 4 days in Ranji Trophy to prepare yourself for the 4 match series against Australia.
Will practice against spinners
This thing has to be said because in the last few months, these top batsmen of India have not been able to do well against spinners in all three formats. Virat Kohli has been very troubled in this matter and it was visible in the ODI series against New Zealand after Bangladesh tour. India-Australia Test series will be dominated by spinners, it is certain. Australia is also coming with full preparation for this.
The last series between the two in India took place in 2017 and there the Indian batsmen succumbed to Australia’s unknown spinner Steve O’Keefe in Pune. O’Keefe is not there this time, but Australia is coming to India with 3-4 spinners and in such a situation all the batsmen of Team India, especially the top batsmen, need to be ready for this.
won’t get this chance again
The matter is not limited to the spinners, but it will not be so easy to return to the red ball after two consecutive white ball series. Especially when both will not play any other match for two weeks. With the Ranji Trophy season currently underway in India, both have the opportunity to play a match for their respective home teams in the Ranji Trophy matches starting on the same day, except the last ODI at Indore on January 24. . This can also be the last chance because these will be the last matches of all the teams in the group round.
Delhi is out of the race for the next round while Mumbai needs to beat Maharashtra to reach the next round. In such a situation, Rohit can help him in this work as well, so that he will be able to help himself and Team India as well.
Anyway, Cheteshwar Pujara is already playing for his team of Saurashtra. Ravindra Jadeja, who is returning from injury, is also ready to play a match. In such a situation, if Rohit and Kohli also play a match before the Test series, then they will have good match practice.