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“I am sure Kohli will be there in 2024 WC” – Twitter reacts after Rahul Dravid confirms Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been rested for New Zealand T20Is

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Team India got off to an incredible start to the ODI series against New Zealand by winning the game by 12 runs at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Rightly so, they took the first lead in the series.

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Shubman Gill who scored a double century was adjudged the player of the match for his scintillating batting performance. The second ODI also went in favour of the hosts as they were on top of the game across all aspects.

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They defeated the Black Caps by eight wickets at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur. As a result, they won the series by 2-0, with one more game to be played.

The third and final ODI between India and New Zealand will kick off on January 24 (Tuesday). The dead rubber will be played at Holkar Stadium in Indore. It will be quite interesting to see how New Zealand would approach the game after losing the series.

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While the Black Caps will be looking forward to salvaging the lost pride in the third game, Team India will be looking to win the third game to inflict a 3-0 whitewash and to go on top of the ICC ODI Team Rankings.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been rested for New Zealand T20Is: Rahul Dravid

India’s head coach, Rahul Dravid, while addressing the reporters at the pre-match press conference echoed that the Indian stalwarts Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, have been rested for New Zealand T20Is.

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Team India will play three ODIs against the Black Caps, with the first T20I slated to begin on January 27, Friday at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. The second T20I will begin on January 29, Sunday at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.

The third and final T20I between India and New Zealand will kick off on February 1 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Hardik Pandya will be leading the team from the front for New Zealand T20Is and there’s no change in that.

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