IND vs NZ: Why is Rajat Patidar Not Playing Today’s India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI? Check India Playing XI
Updated on: Jan 24, 2023 2:46 pm IST
The deab-rubber third ODI between India and New Zealand is currently taking place at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. The hosts have sealed the series by producing two magnificent performances and if they manage a win in the third game, they’ll attain the No.1 spot in ICC ODI rankings.
Why is Rajat Patidar Not Playing Today’s India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI
India and New Zealand will be playing third game at Holkar Stadium in Indore. Black Caps captain Tom Latham won the toss and asked India to bat first, in a ground which is considered as batting paradise. The hosts made two changes to their team, bringing in Umran Malik and Yuzvendra Chahal in place of Mohammad Shami and Mohammed Siraj.
With series already being in bag, it was expected that they would give Rajat Patidar a chance. But that didn’t happen as they continued the same batting lineup. Ahead of the match coach Rahul Dravid said that if any player got injured then the batter could get the debut cap.
But with all being fit, he failed to make cut into the Indian XI. Patidar, notably has been in a staggering form in domestic circuit as he been smashing runs consistently and was added to the Indian squad ahead of the first ODI as Shreyas Iyer’s replacement.
With batter not getting the opportunity, fans were disappointed with him not getting the chance and gave some reactions. Here are some of them:
Rajat Patidar has to wait for his debut but that doesn't mean there won't be a local connection. Nitin Menon, the umpire, is officiating on the field in an international for the time time in Indore, his hometown #IndvsNZ @sportstarweb @TheHinduSports
— Amol Karhadkar (@karhacter) January 24, 2023
They could've check their bench strength, bharat, Patidar and shahbaz in place of kishan, gill and sundar resp.
— Amit Rathore (@itsamit1997) January 24, 2023
justice for #RajatPatidar
— VEERU GATTI (@veeru130kmph_) January 24, 2023
— Silver Screen (@ASilverScreen) January 24, 2023
Again you miss rajat patidhar ..very bad team selection..why did you not test him ..when you already won the series …
— raj lahoti (@Rajlahoti14Raj) January 24, 2023
Then what about Bharat and Rajat ???
— Vikram (@KR_Vikram99) January 24, 2023
IND vs NZ: India Playing 11 for the third ODI against New Zealand
India made two changes for the series deicer, bringing in Umran Malik and Yuzvendra Chahal in place of Mohammad Shami and Mohammed Siraj. Here’s India’s Playing 11 for the third ODI against New Zealand.
Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik