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India vs New Zealand, third ODI tip-off XI: Sanju Samson unlikely to play, Kuldeep for Yuzvendra Chahal

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Ahead of the sequence, stand-in coach VVS Laxman mentioned multi-dimensional gamers are the necessity of the hour in T20 cricket. “We need bowlers who can bat and batters who can bowl.” But once more, the dearth of a sixth bowling choice has grow to be an achillies heel for Team India.

The non-inclusion of Sanju Samson within the T20Is in opposition to New Zealand have raised eyebrows. While Samson’s omission invited loads of criticism, however he was once more ommited from the second ODI as a result of India can’t afford to drop to Rishabh Pant and lack of bowling choices among the many specialist batters additionally successfully imply that Sanju Samson has to as soon as once more sit out, just like the final recreation the place Deepak Hooda, due to his all-round expertise, was most popular over the immensely in style cricketer from Kerala.

Since the final match was a wash-out, it is going to be attention-grabbing if interim head coach VVS Laxman decides to shuffle with the enjoying XI, particularly the bowling assault the place Kuldeep Yadav is but to get a possibility. But to depart out both Yuzvendra Chahal or Washington Sundar might be doing them a disservice. Sundar has proved his price with the bat as nicely. (READ MORE)