Mumbai. For the first Test match against New Zealand starting on Thursday (IND vs NZ 1st Test) Shreyas Iyer has been selected. Justifying this decision, former national selector Jatin Paranjpe said on Wednesday that Shreyas Iyer is an aggressive batsman in the long format of the game. The first test match of the series between India and New Zealand is to be played at Green Park, Kanpur.
Jatin Paranjpe told reporters at the Mumbai Cricket Association’s Bandra Kurla complex, “We have seen him (Shreyas) play limited overs cricket, so I think most people don’t know that he is actually a good Test player too. Huh. He is a modern and aggressive player. I think getting an opportunity on home soil is good for any player and it will be the same for Shreyas.
Shreyas Iyer to debut in Kanpur Test
Earlier in the day, India’s captain Ajinkya Rahane confirmed that the right-handed batsman Shreyas will make his Test debut in Kanpur. On this Paranjpe said that if India goes into the match with 3 spinners then I believe it will be even more beneficial for India and Shreyas Iyer will be better for Because he has come forward by playing on such a pitch only. I am just hoping that once he gets a chance to play, I am sure Shreyas will do well.
Paranjpe said that this is a big opportunity, there is no doubt about it. There is some luck in this as well. But now Shreyas will have to capitalize on this opportunity. 26-year-old Iyer made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2017. At the same time, in November 2017, this Mumbai batsman made his T20 debut against New Zealand.