India vs New Zealand: Hosts sans KL Rahul arrive in Kolkata forward of 2nd Test

80 views Leave a comment

Kolkata: Led by skipper Virat Kohli, a Indian Test patrol sans opener Lokesh Rahul and manager Anil Kumble arrived in Kolkata along with a New Zealand group forward of second cricket Test starting on Friday.

Rahul has been ruled out of a compare since of a hamstring damage while Kumble is slated to join a group tomorrow morning forward of their use event during Eden Gardens in a afternoon, internal manager said.

Spin twins Ravindra Jadeja (L) and Ravichandran Ashwin arrive in Kolkata forward of a 2nd Test with New Zealand. PTISpin twins Ravindra Jadeja (L) and Ravichandran Ashwin arrive in Kolkata forward of a 2nd Test with New Zealand. PTI

Spin twins Ravindra Jadeja (L) and Ravichandran Ashwin arrive in Kolkata forward of a 2nd Test with New Zealand. PTI

There is conjecture that maladroit opener Gautam Gambhir might reinstate Rahul for a second Test.

Gambhir’s considerable uncover in a new Duleep Trophy, where he scored 4 back-to-back half-centuries including dual 90 and scores, has again rather brought him behind in focus.

However, compartment late dusk there was no such proclamation in this regard.

“We have no news of Gambhir fasten a team,” a India internal manager said.

India have a fill-in opener in maladroit batsman Shikhar Dhawan. Gambhir had played a final of his 56 Tests opposite England during The Oval in Aug 2014.

Rahul had postulated a damage while batting in a second innings of a Kanpur Test, that India won by 197 runs on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in a three-match series.

The Black Caps, meanwhile, arrived with Jeetan Patel in place of harmed off-spinner Mark Craig.

RELATED ITEMS