IND Vs NZ Warm-UP Match: Team India can take many big decisions before the warm-up match to be played against New Zealand. Suryakumar Yadav, who is running in excellent form, can be rested from this match. Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is set to return to the team for the second warm-up match. Apart from this, Deepak Hooda can also get a chance to play a warm-up match.
Team India is planning to rest its top three players from the second warm-up match. Apart from Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli will also be rested from the warm-up match against New Zealand. Since KL Rahul has also shown good form in the first warm-up, he can also sit out of the playing 11 in the second warm-up match.
These three main players will be rested in view of the important match against Pakistan to be played on Sunday. Along with this, Team India also wants to give match practice to those players who did not get a chance to try their hand in the warm-up match played against Australia.
Chahal will also get a chance
Deepak Hooda can be seen handling the responsibility of opening with Rohit Sharma in the second warm-up match. On the other hand, Rishabh Pant can be given a chance to play at number three. However, both Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik will be seen playing in the second warm-up match as well.
In the second warm-up match, India would also like to give more and more bowling opportunities to Mohammed Shami. Shami bowled only one over against Australia. Shami has proved his form and fitness by taking three wickets in an over. But now in the second warm-up, he can be given a chance to bowl three or four overs. Apart from this, Team India would also like to try Yuzvendra Chahal in the second warm-up match.
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