India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma or Gautam Gambhir - Who deserves a place in squad for upcoming Test series?

Rohit Sharma has failed to prove his mettle in whites and the BCCI selectors might contemplate replacing him with Gautam Gambhir, who has been in fine form lately.

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Sep 17, 2016, 14:44 PM IST
India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma or Gautam Gambhir - Who deserves a place in squad for upcoming Test series?

New Delhi: The Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) will pick India's 15-man squad for the upcoming Test series against New Zealand today.

Too much tinkering is not expected considering Virat Kohli and his men recently registered a 2-0 win over West Indies away from home in Tests.

However, there are few decisions which the selectors might consider.

Rohit Sharma's form has been a matter of concern. The Mumbaikar, who has failed to prove his mettle in whites, once again failed on Caribbean soil where he scored just 50 runs from two innings.

Shikhar Dhawan's inconsistency is also a matter of concern for the Indian think-tank. The left-hander, however, has the backing of skipper Virat Kohli, who seems to be fond of his ability to score runs quickly.

One cricketer, which could replace one of these openers is Gautam Gambhir. Once considered India's captain-in-waiting, the left-hander has currently amassed 320 runs in three matches (four fifties) in the ongoing Duleep Trophy.

Manish Pandey and Mayank Agarwal are two other names who might make it to India's 15-man squad.

India will take on New Zealand in the first Test scheduled to be played at Green Park stadium in Kanpur on September 22.