The Selectors will meet in a couple of days’ time to pick the India squad for the New Zealand series at home and it will be interesting to see who replaces Virat Kohli as the skipper. Rohit Sharma is the likely contender for becoming the next T20 international captain but there could be a twist in the tail if India prefers a youngster considering the future.
It came as a big shock when Virat Kohli decided to step down from the captaincy for India in T20 international after the ongoing T20 World cup 2021 and he revealed the reasons behind it as to concentrate more on hit batting and to relieve himself from more responsibilities. However, he will continue to be India’s captain in the ODI format and Test format.
Selected Indian Players To Report By November 10
The Indian squad that will be selected by the panel will have to report on November 10 as they will have to undergo five days of quarantine for the series alongside two days for practice. There might be a possibility for the panel to rest the senior players due to the continuous long international and IPL schedule and a lot of youngsters could be looked into.
As far as the head coach position is considered, Rahul Dravid is the likeliest to replace Ravi Shastri and he has applied for the position before the last date of Oct 26. However, the official confirmation and the procedures haven’t been completed and it will take time depending on the announcement. The bowling and fielding coach applications have also been receiving and the selection process might take time.
Schedule For The Series Between India And New Zealand
The three-match T20 international series between India and New Zealand is set to start three days after the T20 World cup ends on 14th November. The first T20I takes place on 17th November at the Sawai Mansingh indoor stadium and the second T20I takes place on 19th November at Jharkhand. The final T20I takes place on the 21st of November at Kolkata.
The three-match T20I series will be followed by two tests and this will be a great opportunity for the hosts to break the poor record against New Zealand.