The much-awaited Test series between India and New Zealand kickstarted today with fans of both the nations looked forward to this exciting encounter. The series is being played under the ICC World Test Championship rules which means that all the matches will have equal importance. The 2-match series will hold 120 points on the line as the home team will try to better its points tally.
India, on the other hand, will look to maintain its winning streak in the tournament as they have already won three series in the championship. They hold the number one spot however, they will not have the services of their star opener, Rohit Sharma in their side when they take the field to battle New Zealand. He is currently nursing an injury which is a big blow for the visitors.
Here are the 3 things the fans are going to miss because of Rohit Sharma’s absence in this series.
Wherever Rohit Sharma goes, entertainment is guaranteed. He is one of the hardest hitters of the ball thus, the fans will miss out on the entertainment part in this series. He can smack the big shots at will which makes him one of the most attractive batsmen in world cricket.
A helping hand to Virat Kohli:
While Virat Kohli will have the back of Ajinkya Rahane in the leadership group, the Indian fans will miss Rohit Sharma in that department. His presence of mind is unmatched and he could have helped Kohli a lot with his captaincy experience.
Rohit vs swing:
It is argued that Sharma has achieved so much success only because he plays at home. Thus, he was set to battle against swing here however, that chance has been missed out this time around. Thus, these are the three key things that the fans will miss because of Rohit’s absence.