Sealing the series with 3-0 lead in the first three games. Then giving away the complete charm in an equally effective loss in the fourth ODI. Sounds different but that is how the game of cricket has kept it’s real spirit. Thus arises it as a test for Rohit Sharma.
There were no big changes apart from allowing the permanent captain, Virat Kohli, and the former captain M.S Dhoni to rest. But that really made a big difference. That resulted in the destruction of the world’s best batting lineup and put an end to the winning streak. When Trent Boult played more like swift than a kiwi, Hit man (Rohit Sharma) and his team could not survive.
So tomorrow is a real test for Rohit and his captaincy. He is always criticized for his poor performance and lack of consistency outside the sub continent.
Dhoni will be returned to the playing eleven. It is a good news as it will strengthen the middle- order. Rayudu will have to sacrifice as Kedhar is a handy all-rounder.
Chances for Bhuwaneshwar Kumar will be given rest and Khaleel Ahmed or Mohammed Siraj will come to fill up the void.
In the game of K (Kane, NZ Skipper) VS K (Kohli, IND Skipper) the World’s Best Batsman of all formats, success has stood by the Indian Skipper’s side. Being criticized for the same thing, most often, it’s high time for Rohit to prove. So tomorrow it will be a thoroughly entertaining match to watch out for.