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India’s omission of star Virat Kohli and skipper Rohit Sharma from an upcoming Twenty20 sequence towards New Zealand is barely supposed to provide them a relaxation, coach Rahul Dravid stated Monday. The duo’s absence from two successive sequence had stoked rumours that Hardik Pandya would take over as common T20 captain Pandya led the group to a 2-1 T20 sequence win over Sri Lanka earlier this month and has been named captain for the New Zealand matches, beginning with Friday’s opener.
Talking forward of the ultimate one-day worldwide towards New Zealand on Tuesday, Dravid stated India would prioritise the 50-over format going into this 12 months’s Cricket World Cup.
“There are specific priorities we have to give to sure white-ball tournaments,” stated Dravid, whose group have already got an unassailable 2-0 lead within the ODI sequence, advised reporters in Indore.
India host Australia for 4 Checks beginning February 9, adopted by three ODI matches. “So the precedence after final 12 months’s T20 World Cup has been these six video games and Virat has performed all these six video games and he’ll get a little bit of a break together with Rohit,” Dravid stated, referring to the ODIs towards Sri Lanka and New Zeland.
Dravid was pressed additional on India’s plans for a break up captaincy in numerous codecs. “That is a query it’s worthwhile to ask the selectors however as of now, I do not suppose so,” the 50-year-old stated.
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