4. Rishabh Pant (Tests)
Rishabh Pant is another surprising omission from the Test squad in IND vs NZ series. Pant has gained the limelight in the Tests, with his match-winning knocks against Australia earlier in January and also his century against England in March.
The left-handed batsman was not even included as the secondary wicketkeeper in the team. Srikar Bharat, who is an uncapped player, has been chosen as one of the wicketkeepers and has replaced Pant’s spot in the squad.