The Indian team will play the second Test from February 29, after losing the first match of the two-match Test series against New Zealand. Team India had to face a crushing defeat by 10 wickets in Wellington. The Indian team players looked helpless in front of the Kiwi players. The top order was shattered in batting, apart from Ishant and Ashwin in bowling, no one was able to create trouble for the New Zealand batsmen. Captain Kohli is also surprised by the attitude of his batsmen. Virat Team is now trying its best to win the Christchurch Test and finish the series on par. For this, Virat will have to make some changes. If Team India has to beat New Zealand in the second Test, then it will also need to look at these three options.
Shubman Gill in place of Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw failed completely in the first Test of the series. Earlier, he got a chance in the one-day series as well, but there were no runs from his bat. In such a situation, young batsman Shubman Gill can be replaced as an opener in the second Test. Shubman batted brilliantly against New Zealand XI last month. He also scored a double century in a match. Prithvi is constantly getting dismissed in the same way and the team's poor start is easily taken advantage of by the opposition team.
Umesh Yadav replaced Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah has lost his rhythm after returning from injury. He did not get a single wicket in the one-day series against New Zealand. He was not able to impress even in the first match of the Test series. Apart from losing his pace in bowling, his pace has also declined. If Team India has to win in the second Test, then this performance of Bumrah will not work. Team management should think of replacing Umesh Yadav with the last 11 in his place. Umesh has excellent speed and bowled brilliantly against South Africa. He can prove to be a killer under New Zealand conditions.
Ravindra Jadeja replacing Hanuma Vihari
The Indian team should include an all-rounder in Ravindra Jadeja in the playing 11. The team landed with Hanuma Vihari to strengthen the batting in the first Test, but like all the other batsmen, he too failed. He is capable of bowling, but he was not bowled. In the form of Ravindra Jadeja, the team will get a mature all-rounder who can turn a match anytime with bowling and he also does a great job in the lower order. The big thing with Jadeja is his fielding, which is very important for the team. Proves to be important. Team management must focus on this option.