New Delhi. When it comes to team selection, often, there is no adequate explanation as to whether the players are selected or not selected. As soon as the Test team for the New Zealand series (India vs New Zealand) was announced, Hanuma Vihari’s absence in it surprised many. Before the start of the series, former India batsmen Ajay Jadeja and Aakash Chopra have raised questions on Hanuma Vihari’s not being selected. India will take on New Zealand in Kanpur on November 25, but just before the start, KL Rahul has been out of the team due to injury. This means that India has been missing out on some big names in this series, including Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. All these players are the mainstays of Indian batting. In such a situation, cricket commentator Aakash Chopra has questioned the decision of the selectors to drop Hanuma Vihari from the team.
Hanuma Vihari against New Zealand (IND vs NZ) KL Rahul (KL Rahul) He could have been a good replacement for the Indian team, as he has played some Test cricket for India, making his debut against England in 2018. The BCCI Suryakumar Yadav Has been included in the team, who have not played any Test cricket before. Tweeting about Hanuma Vihari not being selected in the Test team, Aakash Chopra wrote, “Leaving Hanuma Vihari for the New Zealand Test now seems like a wrong move. It was a serious mistake in the beginning…”
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‘After all, what wrong has Hanuma Vihari done?’
At the same time, Ajay Jadeja also expressed surprise over this decision and said that after all what wrong has Hanuma Vihari done? Vihari has been a part of the Indian team for some time, but has not been a regular. With Virat Kohli deciding to rest himself for the first Test against New Zealand, Hanuma Vihari was expected to replace him in the squad, but Shreyas Iyer was picked in Kohli’s absence. Vihari last played for India in the Sydney Test, where he scored 23 runs in 161 balls despite being injured. Despite the injury, he batted with Ravichandran Ashwin for almost 3 hours. Still, he did not get a place in the Indian team for the series against the Kiwi team.
‘Why go on India A tour, why can’t you play Test matches at home?’
Ajay Jadeja told Cricbuzz, “Vihari, poor man. He did well He has been with Indian cricket for some time now, he has done well. What has he done wrong? Why should he go on India A tour, why can’t he play Test matches at home? Or don’t even send them on an A tour. There is someone who has been with the team, now India A goes on tour and a new guy comes. This is playing with the minds of the people.”
Is Hanuma Vihari being prepared for the tour of South Africa?
The 28-year-old cricketer was not initially part of the India A squad but was later added after he was not selected for the Test against the Kiwis. Vihari has been sent to South Africa with the India A team’s tour of the Rainbow Nation. India A will play a 4-day match in Bloemfontein, with Priyank Panchal as the captain. A total of 3 test matches are scheduled for the Indian team against South Africa. Some reports also suggested that Vihari has been sent to South Africa to prepare for the upcoming South Africa tour. It remains to be seen whether he confirms his place in the team or not.
Suryakumar Yadav joins the team in place of KL Rahul
Let us tell you that before the first Test against New Zealand starting in Kanpur from November 25, Team India has suffered a big setback. The BCCI on Tuesday said opener KL Rahul has been ruled out of the first match of the two-match Test series due to injury. Rahul was replaced by the senior selection committee with batsman Suryakumar Yadav. has been designated.