11. Varun Chakravarthy

Varun Chakravarthy is also likely to retain his place as he kept the scoring rate down against Pakistan.

10.  Jasprit Bumrah

Hence, several believe that there would be a couple of changes in the bowling line-up. However, Kohli isn’t likely to make any changes in this department either. Bumrah and Shami did exceptionally well in IPL 2021.

9. Mohammed Shami

India weren’t able to take a single wicket against Pakistan.Bumrah and Shami did exceptionally well in IPL 2021 and would be raring to bounce back against the Kiwis.

8.Bhuvneshwar Kumar

With an in-form Shardul Thakur warming the benches, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s place in the playing XI is under the scanner. However, the veteran pacer is a proven star of this format and won’t be dropped after just one dismal show.

7. Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja also couldn’t do much against Pakistan. Nevertheless, he was in stellar form during this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) and expectations would be high from him.

6. Hardik Pandya

While he scored an eight-ball 11 against Pakistan, he remained away from bowling duties. Hence, many experts believe the all-rounder should be dropped for the crucial game against New Zealand.

5.  Rishabh Pant

As far as Rishabh Pant is concerned, the dasher enhanced India’s scoring rate with a quickfire 39 off 30 deliveries. However, he got out at a very crucial time as India couldn’t post a daunting total.

4. Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav started off aggressively against Pakistan and played a couple of delightful shots. However, he paid the price of being too aggressive and got out on 11.

3. Virat Kohli (C)

The veteran batter put up a brilliant fight and stabilized the Indian innings after the fall of early wickets. He even went onto score a half-century and won’t mind getting the milestone again.

2.KL Rahul

It was Shaheen Afridi’s stellar display with the new ball which got the better of Indian openers against Pakistan. With New Zealand having the services of Trent Boult, Rohit and Rahul must come up with a better plan.

1. Rohit Sharma

Both Indian openers couldn’t do well against Pakistan and would like to put up a better show. While Rohit Sharma got out on a golden duck, KL Rahul managed just three runs.