With bubble fatigue setting in, most seniors could be rested T20Is-Sports News, Firstpost
It is expected that a young team will play all three T20 matches at home and the squad will be mainly composed of interpreters from the IPL.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Image courtesy: Sportzpics
New Delhi: India are expected to rest most of their senior players in the T20 series against New Zealand which starts less than a week after the T20 World Cup final.
It is expected that a young team will play all three T20 matches at home and the squad will be mainly composed of interpreters from the IPL. India will play three T20Is matches on November 17, 19 and 21 in Jaipur, Ranchi and Kolkata.
It will be followed by two Tests which will start on November 25 in Kanpur and December 3 in Mumbai.
Top Indian players like skipper Virat Kohli, deputy Rohit Sharma and rhythm spearhead Jasprit Bumrah have all been bio-bubbles since the start of the Test World Championship in Southampton in June.
While the bubble in England was relaxed, it also led to the cancellation of the fifth test in Manchester due to COVID-19[female[feminine case in the Indian camp.
âMost of the Indian players, the seniors, have now been in three consecutive bubbles for four months. Maybe after the T20 World Cup you would like them to take a break and recharge before the South Africa tour which kicks off. at the end of December, “a source who follows developments within the selection committee told PTI on condition of anonymity.
It is inevitable that people like Kohli, Bumrah and Mohammed Shami would like to have a break.
Even Rohit, who has been playing nonstop since the home series against England, would need a rest, but with Kohli leaving the T20 captain position, it remains to be seen how the management of the workload is handled.
Such a scenario puts Ruturaj Gaikwad, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan and Venkatesh Iyer in the running for the short series.
NCA chief Dravid could work for under-19s on New Zealand series:
Speculation is circulating that Rahul Dravid will be the interim coach in the New Zealand series. The tenure of incumbent Ravi Shastri ends with this month’s T20 World Cup.
However, the NCA official may have to set the roadmap for the Under-19 World Cup next year with the India Colts team, which would be selected for the Challengers and a four-nation junior meet. planned after that.
The BCCI are convinced that they will have a new coach in due course.
Before that they should remove Madan Lal from the cricket advisory board as he is over 70 and there is an age limit imposed by the Lodha committee reforms.