Bad News for Virat Kohli Fans from Today from First T20I Against New Zealand

In the T20 International series against New Zealand, India will be without both Kohli and captain Rohit Sharma. 

Hardik Pandya, an all-rounder, is thus captaining the team in the T20I series against the Kiwis.

There were concerns that the Indian administration and selectors were looking beyond Kohli in terms of the 20-over format given

that he was not included in the Indian side for the T20Is against Sri Lanka as well.

At a press conference a few days ago, Team India's head coach Rahul Dravid did, however, clarify that the 34-year-old was being rested as part of the think tank's workload management strategy.

 When asked why Kohli hadn't been selected for recent T20I teams, Dravid responded as follows:

At specific points in time, we must assign various white-ball competitions a given level of importance. 

We must prioritize several white-ball competitions due to the volume of cricket we play, including the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and the World Test Championship.

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