ind vs nz ajinkya rahane confirms Shreyas Iyer to make his Test debut tomorrow against New Zealand – Latest Cricket News

After the elimination of New Zealand in the T20 International series, now under the captaincy of Ajinkya Rahane, Team India will take control of the Test series. The team looks very strong at home even in the absence of star players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant. The match is to be played at the historic Greenpark Stadium in Kanpur. A day before the start of the match, captain Rahane has confirmed that fellow Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer will make his Test debut on Thursday. With this Shreyas will become the 303rd player from India to get the Test cap.

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Iyer has been selected keeping the future in mind, as middle order batsmen like Cheteshwar Pujara and Rahane are in the late stages of their careers. With a strong performance on debut, Iyer can cement his place in the middle order. If net practice goes by, Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal will open the innings. After this Pujara and Rahane will come out to bat. Iyer then went to practice, who faced the balls of Nuwan, a left-arm throw-down specialist.

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In this series against New Zealand, India has landed with only five specialist batsmen and this is the reason why Hanuma Vihari has not been included in this team. He has been sent on South Africa A tour. Talking to ‘ESPN Cricinfo’ Rahane said that of course there are no big names in this series, but we have youngsters who are fully ready to take advantage of this opportunity.

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