Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli joined the pavilion as a duckout in Ajaz bowling after playing just 4 balls. Kohli, however, topped the list of highest-scoring duckouts among Test captains in the series.
India Vs New Zealand Virat Kohli
India vs New Zealand: The second Test between India and New Zealand is being played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. The toss was delayed due to rain. No toss or match was allowed on time due to rain. The umpires announced lunch ahead of time as the first session of the match was also washed away. While the Indian team made three changes, New Zealand needed to make one change. All of these changes are due to injury.
The beginning was shocking ..
The Team India openers kept the wicket on one hand and on the other hand increased the team score to 63 for 21 in 21 overs without losing a single wicket. The two formed a half-century partnership together. However, at 80, TeamIndia suffered three consecutive blows. Shubhman Gill Ajaz Patel, who was on 44 off 71 balls (7 fours, 1 six), was caught by Ross Taylor and joined the pavilion. Ajaz immediately took two more wickets and dealt a heavy blow to TeamIndia. Chateshwar Pujara (0) and Virat Kohli (0) joined the pavilion as doubles. Currently at the crease are opener Mayank Agarwal (46, 114 balls, 5 fours, 2 sixes) and Shreyas Iyer (7, 15 balls, 1 four). India lost 3 wickets for 35 overs and scored 105 runs.
Virat Kohli is one of the highest scorers.
Team India captain Virat Kohli, who retired in the first Test, has joined the Mumbai Test. He also dusted off in practice. Kohli, who had been training hard, was unimpressive in the second Test. Ajaz bowled just 4 balls as soon as he arrived and joined the pavilion as a duckout. However, Virat Kohli has topped the list of highest-ranked Test captains in the order. He was ducked 10 times and finished second. Stephen Fleming topped the list with 13 duckouts, followed by Graeme Smith and Virat Kohli with 10 duckouts. Atherton, Cronje and Dhoni finished third with 8 duckouts. Virat Kohli has also joined the list of most duckouts in a calendar year. Bishan Singh Bedi (1976), Kapil Dev (1983), MS Dhoni (2011) and Virat Kohli (2021) were the top scorers with 4.
The most frequently ducked Test Kestens.
13 Stephen Fleming
10 Graeme Smith
10 Virat Kohli *
8 Atherton / Cronje / Dhoni
Team India captains who are ducked more than once in a calendar year.
4 Bishan Bedi (1976)
4 Kapil Dev (1983)
4 MS Dhoni (2011)
4 Virat Kohli (2021 *)
Changes in Playing Eleven ..
Three senior Indian players Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja have been ruled out of the squad. Jayant Yadav and Mohammad Siraj have been named in the squad. Apart from this, Virat Kohli also made an entry from this match. Did not play in the first Test match in Kanpur. Rahane led the team in his place. In a way, Kohli replaced Rahane today.
4 years later ..
Jayant Yadav returns to the team after 4 years. Ravindra Jadeja was replaced by all-rounder Jayant Yadav in the playing XI. Jayant played four Test matches for India. He scored 228 runs with a century and a half century and took 11 wickets. He played his last Test match against Australia in Pune in February 2017.
Indian team: Virat Kohli (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Shubhman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha, Akshar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj.
New Zealand team: Tom Latham (captain), Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Henry Nichols, Tom Blundell, Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jameson, Tim Southee
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