An unassailable lead has opened up the window for experimentation, but there will be no letup in India’s intensity when it faces a heartbroken New Zealand team in the fourth T20 International today.
Sundar is part of Kohli’s new-ball strategy on the big Australian grounds, so he can expect a run-in over the next two games. Saini could replace Shardul Thakur, especially if Sundar adds his batting depth to the lower order.
Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant are waiting for opportunities, with the former expected to get a look-in. Pant’s call-up would depend on which batsman is left out, and whether KL Rahul will continue to keep wickets. While the top trio is assured of places, Shreyas Iyer has been in superb touch and can claim to pin down a spot on his own as well.