Team India has been announced for the India-New Zealand Test series starting from November 25. Ajinkya Rahane has been given the team’s command in the absence of Virat in the first Test match. At the same time, in the second Test, Virat will take over the team’s responsibility as a captain while returning.
Apart from the captaincy, Shreyas Iyer, the young batsman of Team India, has been included in the Test team for the first time. Apart from him, wicketkeeper-batsman KS Bharat has also been included in this 16-member squad.
Ajinkya Rahane To Lead Indian Team
Cheteshwar Pujara has been made the team’s vice-captain in the absence of Virat and Rohit Sharma in the first Test. However, nothing has been told about whether he will remain the team’s vice-captain even after Virat arrives in the second Test or whether Rahane will be given this role again.
After the T20 series with New Zealand, many players have also been rested from the Test team. Among these players, there are big names like Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant. Apart from these, middle-order batsman, Hanuma Vihari has been dropped from the Test team. Apart from these, all-rounder Washington Sundar has also been kept out of the group.
#TeamIndia squad for NZ Tests:
A Rahane (C), C Pujara (VC), KL Rahul, M Agarwal, S Gill, S Iyer, W Saha (WK), KS Bharat (WK), R Jadeja, R Ashwin, A Patel, J Yadav, I Sharma, U Yadav, Md Siraj, P Krishna
*Virat Kohli will join the squad for the 2nd Test and will lead the team. pic.twitter.com/FqU7xdHpjQ
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 12, 2021
Wriddhiman Saha remains with the team as a wicketkeeper. While in fast bowling, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Siraj and Umesh Yadav will take over the team’s reins. Apart from these three fast bowlers, the famous Krishna has also been kept in the team. He was included in the team even before the fourth Test against England. ,
Indian squad for test series against New Zealand
Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha, KS Bharat, Ravindran Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj and the famous Krishna.