Rohit Sharma. Photo- ICC
Rohit Sharma. Photo- ICC

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shared a clip of Rohit Sharma and co. engaged in a practice session ahead of the New Zealand series with newly appointed Head Coach Rahul Dravid.

India will play the three-match T20 Internationals series against New Zealand at home which will begin from 17 November at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, the second T20I will be played at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi on November 19, and the third T20I will be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on November 21.

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Notably, big names like Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested for the T20 Internationals series. Also from the New Zealand team, Kane Williamson has opted out of the T20I series and Tim Southee has been named as stand-in captain.

Meanwhile, After T20I, the teams will lock horns in the two-Test matches the first Test match of the series will begin on November 25 at Green Park, Kanpur and the second Test will commence on December 3 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

India Vs New Zealand 2021 Will Be Rohit Sharma’s First Assignment As Permanent T20I Captain

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. Credits: ICC

Virat Kohli has decided to quit the T20I captaincy and Rohit Sharma has been made the permanent captain of India and the New Zealand series will be his first assignment as a permanent skipper of the team. Meanwhile, this will also be Rahul Dravid’s first assignment as a permanent Head Coach of the Indian team.

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In the clip shared by the BCCI Rahul Dravid became the throwdown specialist for the team and he was seen delivering balls to skipper Rohit Sharma. In the short clip Axar Patel, Avesh Khan and Suryakumar Yadav were also seen in the background. BCCI captioned the post:

New roles 👌

New challenges 👊

New beginnings 👍

Energies were high yesterday on Day 1 at the office for #TeamIndia T20I captain @ImRo45 & Head Coach Rahul Dravid. 👏 👏

Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli. Image-Twitter

India last faced New Zealand in the shorter format in the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and, in Test cricket in the final of the World Test Championship and on both occasions Kane Williamson-led New Zealand were victorious.

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