Team India fans have slammed the team management's decision to rest premier pacer Mohammed Shami for a series decider against New Zealand in Auckland. Skipper Virat Kohli cited the upcoming Test series as the factor behind this decision to rest the pacer, with Navdeep Saini included instead. Yuzvendra Chahal has replaced Kuldeep Yadav in the lineup, marking the only other change from the side that took on the Black Caps in the opening ODI. With the Indian team in desperate need of a win, fans have slammed the outlook of the team management. Here are some of their reactions:
Poor selection again. Dont you think, Saini is way better than Shardul. Shami should have been played, especially in a do or die match. #AskStar— Reality Singh (@fallingrains15) February 8, 2020
#AskStar Shami ke jagah sardul ke beathane chahea tha— Himanshu Mandal (@Himansh00666069) February 8, 2020
No shami unacceptable— MOHAMMED YASEEN D N (@mdyaseendn) February 8, 2020
New Zealand are off to a strong start in the series decider, with openers Henry Nicholls and Martin Guptill looking comfortable at the crease.