Team India, led by Indian captain Virat Kohli, suffered a 3–0 defeat in the ODI series against New Zealand. The Kiwi team won the third and final match at Mount Maunganui by 5 wickets. KL Rahul performed brilliantly in this series. The Indian team has already been selected for the Test match against New Zealand. In which KL Rahul is not named. Now questions are being raised on the BCCI about this. Former Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan also supported him with a place in KL Rahul's team.
Zaheer Khan said, "Rahul is consistently doing better. Rahul is batting best at any number. He has also won the Man of the Series award in the T20 series. "Let me tell you that in the last ODI match played against New Zealand, KL Rahul had a brilliant century. Rahul scored 112 runs, facing 113 balls. Even after this, the Indian team had to face defeat.
Zahir Khan said, "India has only two Test matches against New Zealand. I think KL Rahul should have got a place in the team. I hope he does well in the Test team. "Let me tell you that Rahul has not played in a Test match since last August-September tour of West Indies. Due to the excellent performances of Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal, their place in the Test team is becoming more difficult.
India's Test Team
Virat Kohli (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini and Ishant Sharma.