Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan said that as India’s two test series against New Zealand will begin on Thursday, a new partnership will be established between Virat Koli and Rahul Dravid.
After beating New Zealand 3-0 in the T20I series, the Indian cricket team shifted their focus to two test series against New Zealand. The team has begun preparations for its first game at Kanpur Green Park Stadium.
Rahul DravidLittle changes to the system: Irfan Pathan
This will be Dravid’s first test series. He succeeds Ravi Shastri as the head coach of India. He will also test players and find the right combination for the future.
Irfan believes that this will be a new partnership between Dravid and Kohli, as the two play together for RCB and the Indian team.
“This will be a new partnership between Rahul Dravid and Captain Virat Kohli. Especially in the longer format, I don’t think there is any problem, because Rahul Dravid is the kind of person who likes to enter the system, he will not Too many changes,” Irfan Pathan said on Star Sports.
“One thing is certain, there will be good understanding and communication in this kind of partnership, and with the status of young players in the team, they will receive the same attention as senior players,” he added.
Ajinkya Rahane leads India in the first test
Considering the workload of the players, the Cricket Control Council of India (BCCI) has given senior players such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and frontline bowlers such as Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami to rest.
Ajinkya Rahane will lead India in the first test against New Zealand, with Cheteshwar Pujara appointed as his deputy.
Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer will make his debut in the test, and Rahane confirmed this in a press conference on Wednesday.