Ajinkya Rahane, India’s stand-in captain, has confirmed that Shreyas Iyer will make his Test debut against New Zealand in Kanpur.
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Rishabh Pant are not currently available for India. Suryakumar Yadav was later selected in place of KL Rahul, who was ruled out of the series due to a thigh muscle injury while Iyer was in the team.
“Obviously, it’s a major blow,” Rahane said of Rahul’s injury. “He did exceptionally well in England, and he was in excellent form; he will be sorely missed. But we have men who are capable of doing that job, men who have previously performed admirably for us. So don’t be concerned about the first slot “In an ESPNCricinfo report, he was cited as stating.
On Thursday, the first match of the two-match Test series will be played in Kanpur. New Zealand will play three Twenty20 Internationals and two Tests in India. The tourists were defeated 0-3 in the T20I series and will aim to rebound in the Tests.
The last time the two sides played in a Test was in the final of the inaugural World Test Championship, which New Zealand won.
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