IND vs NZ: Practise session has been called off due to persistent rain in Mumbai
The second and final Test between India and New Zealand is going to commence at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. However, the practise session of both the teams has been washed out due to persistent rain in Mumbai on 1st December, Wednesday.
The first Test between them has ended up in a draw and both of them will be looking to win the upcoming match to conquer the Test series. Considering the recent reports, the BCCI has stated, "Team India’s practice session has been cancelled due to rains."
Moreover, the current skipper of the Indian cricket team Virat Kohli would have been joined with the team ahead of the final Test against New Zealand. He didn't take place in the three-match T20Is that India and New Zealand played last month and also was not part of the first Test as well.
Notably, Virat Kohli's arrival to the side will be a piece of good news for the team. But the bad news is that any one of the players from the last match has to warm the bench for the next game.
In that case, Ajinkya Rahane was also questioned about his place in the Mumbai Test during the press conference where he said, "We’ll have to wait and see till the Mumbai game. I am not going to make any comments but the management will make a call."
The wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha was also looked in good form along with the debutant Shreyas Iyer who smacked around 200 runs in the first match. The bowling coach of team India Paras Mhambrey has given some clarification about the final match in a virtual media interaction on 1st December, Wednesday.
"We will take a call closer to the game. Physios are in constant touch with Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli. Closer to the game, we can take a call on what condition he is in. Whatever he did in the last game was a fabulous effort. It was painful to bat, but he raised his hands and delivered for the team," said Paras Mhambrey.
"We have so much talent available and that speaks volumes about Indian cricket. With youngsters coming up, we want to give them an opportunity and someone like Shreyas comes up with a 100 and follows up with a 50 - that’s fabulous.
That speaks volumes about Indian cricket and the way forward. But then, we have to see the combinations that would suit the particular wicket. We are happy to have that kind of problem," Mhambrey added.