India and New Zealand will play against each other on October 31. The match is important for both the teams, having lost their opening game to Pakistan. Virat Kohli knows the importance of the match and he is backing the players to come good against the Kiwis. Meanwhile, former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt wants Virat to add three players to the playing XI.
However, barring Hardik Pandya he didn’t name the players who should be benched for his selections.
“I’ve been saying for a long time that Ishan Kishan has been in good form and Team India should utilise him. They should also bring in Ravichandran Ashwin, he’s a proper spinner. He is a wicket-taking bowler and his inclusion also increases their batting depth,” said the former Pakistan skipper on his official YouTube channel.
Butt further added that Shardul Thakur could be added to the side in place of Hardik Pandya.
“If Hardik Pandya isn’t fit, they should bring in Shardul Thakur because he has been bowling good, and is also contributing efficiently with the bat,” said Butt.