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Team India is searching backup for Ajinkya Rahane and Chestewar Pujara after both batsman poor form continues Shreyas Iyer Hanuma Vihari IND vs NZ – Latest Cricket News


Team India has been announced for the two-match Test series against New Zealand. In the first Test, Ajinkya Rahane will be seen leading the team, while in the second match, Virat Kohli will take over the command of the team after rest. Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat and fast bowler Pranbhav Krishna have been called to the Test team for the first time. Rahane and Pujara’s bats have not been getting runs for a long time, especially Rahane’s bat has been silent for the last several series. This is the reason why the selectors have started looking for alternatives to replace these two batsmen.

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According to the news of ‘Times of India’, the selectors are looking for the backup of Pujara and Rahane and for this reason Shreyas Iyer has been included in Team India. Iyer has been a part of the limited overs team for almost three years, but for the first time he has been included in the Test team. Iyer can bat in the middle order and has the art of weaving the innings. This is the reason why the selectors, led by new head coach Rahul Dravid, want to try Iyer in red ball cricket. At the same time, there is a motive behind keeping Hanuma Vihari out of the team against the Kiwi team. Actually, Vihari has been selected in the India-A team going to South Africa. The selectors want Vihari and Prithvi Shaw to spend maximum time in South Africa and adjust to the conditions there.

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According to the ‘Times of India’, Shubman Gill can also be tried in the middle order if needed. Shubman has performed well in domestic cricket while playing in the middle order. Considering the conditions of India, Hanuma Vihari has not been kept in the team. The reason behind this is that Ashwin and Jadeja are also very useful with the bat at home and they can trouble the Kiwi batsmen with their spin.

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