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Kapil Dev Questions ‘In-Form’ Rahul’s Absence From Test Team

New Delhi: Former India skipper Kapil Dev has criticised Virat Kohli’s boys following their thrashing within the Check collection opener in Wellington, a recreation which they misplaced by 10 wickets on the Basin Reserve on Monday.

“We have to praise New Zealand, they are playing very good cricket. The three ODIs and this Test match, they have been excellent. If we analyse this match critically, well, I do not understand how one can make so many changes. There is a new team in almost every match. No one in the team is permanent, if there is no security over your place, it will affect the form of the players,” Kapil advised ABP Information.

The Indian batting line-up, which boasts of gamers like Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, failed in each the innings on the Basin Reserve — a motive which Kohli himself admitted for the explanation for his or her downfall in opposition to the Black Caps.

“Such big names in the batting order, if you cannot score even 200 runs in 2 innings, you have not been able to conquer conditions. You have to focus more on planning and strategy,” Dev added.

New Zealand have been utterly whitewashed within the five-match T20I collection. Nevertheless, they made a powerful comeback and went on to win the three ODIs and have now gained the primary Check within the two-Check collection.

Kapil was additionally shocked on the non-inclusion of Ok.L. Rahul — who was the Participant of the Sequence in T20Is — within the Check squad.

“I do not understand. There is a lot of difference between when we played and what is happening now. When you build a team, you have to give confidence to players. When there are so many changes made, it does not make sense. Management believes in format-specific players. Rahul is in great form, he is sitting out, it does not make sense. I believe when a player is in form, he needs to play,” he added.

Crew India will now goal to degree the collection after they tackle the Black Caps within the second and closing Check starting Saturday on the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

(IANS)

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