The India cricket team will face the Netherlands in the final group stage match of Cricket World Cup at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on November 12. Rohit Sharma have already qualified for the World Cup semi-final after winning 8 consecutive games and would be looking to wrap up the group stage with an undefeated record.
Given that Team India have already qualified for the semi-final, the team will be looking to rest few of their key players for the Netherlands clash.
Here’s are the three players Team India might rest for IND vs NED World Cup game.
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Team India’s pace spearhead has been exceptional with the ball in the tournament. The 29-year-old has picked up 15 wickets in 8 matches has been very economical for the Men in Blue in both powerplay and death overs. With a crucial semi-final against New Zealand in sight, the Team would not want to risk their star pacer. Prasidh Krishna is likely to replace the veteran pacer for the Netherlands game.
Mohammed Siraj has been another key player who has contributed massively in Team India’s success in the tournament so far. The pacer has picked up 10 wickets in 8 games and will again have a huge role to play against the New Zealand batters. He is also likely to be rested for the clash. All-rounder Shardul Thakur can be an apt replacement for the Hyderabad-born pacer.
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Another bowler who has been immense in the World Cup so far for the Men in Blue. The spinner has wracked up 12 wickets in 8 games at an average of 22.58. The chinaman bowler could be rested to make way for Ravichandran Ashwin who has played just one game in the tournament so far.