New Delhi: Team India has been announced for the home test series against New Zealand. The selectors have given rest to regular players like Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. While the regular captain of the team, Virat Kohli will be on rest only in the first Test and in the absence of Kohli, the captaincy of Team India is going to be Ajinkya Rahane.
These young players got a chance
Young players like Shreyas Iyer, Jayant Yadav and KS Bharat have been included in the Test squad for the first time. At the same time, opener Shubman Gill has also come back. Gill was ruled out of playing the series on England soil due to injury.
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Indian team for test series against New Zealand
Ajinkya Rahane (capt), Cheteshwar Pujara (vice captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma , Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Famous Krishna.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 12, 2021
Fans furious for dropping Hanuma Vihari
While Indian cricket fans are happy with the inclusion of new players in the team, they are furious about dropping Hanuma Vihari. Hanuma had drawn the Sydney Test against Australia due to his restrained innings. People are also angry about the constant preference being given to Ajinkya Rahane because Rahane has not been in good form for a long time.
Hanuma Vihari deserved to be in the squad.
Only guy to play with intent in New Zealand.
Helped India draw the SCG Test.
Another Karun Nair in making.@BCCI
India is losing a gem#JusticeForHanumaVihari
— (@DanielSamsDolan) November 12, 2021
F! Better send rahane to India A squad and get vihari into test squad vs NZ
— mike ehrmantraut (@nirupam_08) November 12, 2021
Hanuma Vihari plyng IND A in South Africa will be more fruitful than playing him agnst New Zealand because you are giving Iyer an opportunity to bat in middle order in India where pitches ain’t pace friendly and there will be tired pacers and Iyer is so good against spinners.
— Alok Ranjan (@itsalokranjan) November 12, 2021
This was the right time for Hanuma Vihari to make a comeback bt now they dropped him
Very very harsh call on him pic.twitter.com/vuVb5Q9B3i
— RO45 (@Maanvi_264) November 12, 2021
— HAR5HIT (@INVINCIBLE45_) November 12, 2021
This was Hanuma Vihari’s last test match for India. Very sad that he has been dropped from the squad. pic.twitter.com/FjqGvrOi0r
— ` (@FourOverthrows) November 12, 2021
He can go down the track when the spinner was bowling with old ball and was also so elegant in playing those cover side shots , really he should have been in the test squad india ,Mr @BCCI Simply ur invading an another player in our squad#JusticeforHanumanVihari pic.twitter.com/3z27J6DJTU
— Macrenhas anderson (@Mahirat_2Macren) November 12, 2021
I am more convinced now.
Hanuma Vihari gets dropped after playing one of the bravest test inning.
Rahane fails spectacularly in the row but gets to keep his place and becomes captain. https://t.co/lc2tO1aKyx
— Rajat Dutta (@RajatDutta13) November 12, 2021
I’m told Hanuma Vihari is fit and has been dropped. He will join the India A team which will play three four-day matches in South Africa. Very, very harsh call on him.
— Venkata Krishna B (@venkatatweets) November 12, 2021
Rahane is like a Team Lead from Wipro leading Google
— Vicky Sri (@VickySri96) November 12, 2021
Zero communication by BCCI once again on why Hanuma Vihari is not there in the squad. He didn’t deserve to be dropped. And I suppose Jayant Yadav is in because Sundar is injured?
But again, these are things which should be cleared up and not left for ‘sources’ to be revealed.
— Gurkirat Singh Gill (@gurkiratsgill) November 12, 2021
India vs New Zealand full schedule
November 17: 1st T20 International (Jaipur)
19 November: 2nd T20 International (Ranchi)
21 November: 3rd T20 International (Kolkata)
25 to 29 November: 1st Test (Kanpur)
December 3 to 7: Second Test (Mumbai)