Shreyas Iyer grew to become the 303rd males’s participant to signify India in Take a look at cricket when he was chosen within the eleven to face New Zealand within the first Take a look at of the two-match sequence, on Thursday on the Inexperienced Park in Kanpur.
Within the press convention a day earlier than the sport, Ajinkya Rahane, India’s captain for the primary Take a look at in absence of Virat Kohli, had confirmed that Shreyas Iyer can be making his Take a look at debut.
Previous to the toss, Shreyas Iyer obtained his debut cap from legendary India batsman and former captain Sunil Gavaskar. Gavaskar had some phrases of knowledge for the debutant, who stood within the workforce huddle alongside head coach Rahul Dravid.
The 26-year-old kissed his cap earlier than carrying it with pleasure as different gamers congratulated him.
Watch – Shreyas Iyer Receives His India Take a look at Cap From Sunil Gavaskar
🎥 A second to cherish for @ShreyasIyer15 as he receives his #TeamIndia Take a look at cap from Sunil Gavaskar – probably the greatest to have ever graced the sport. 👏 👏#INDvNZ @Paytm pic.twitter.com/kPwVKNOkfu
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 25, 2021
Shreyas Iyer will take a middle-order spot within the absence of Virat Kohli, who has been rested for the primary Take a look at, and Hanuma Vihari, who is shipped on the India A tour of South Africa. Iyer has been chosen over Suryakumar Yadav, who was a late addition to the Take a look at squad after KL Rahul’s damage.
The best-hander has an impressive first-class report – he has scored 4592 runs in 54 first-class matches, at a median of 52.18 and a strike fee of 81.54. Shreyas Iyer has slammed 12 centuries and 23 fifties in these matches.
Ajinkya Rahane wins the toss and elects to bat first; India play three spinners
Ajinkya Rahane received the toss and selected to bat first in Kanpur. He introduced that India are stepping into with a robust spin trio of Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, and two senior pacers – Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav – will assist them.
Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal are the openers in absence of Rohit Sharma (rested) and KL Rahul (injured) whereas Wriddhiman Saha will get a sport as Rishabh Pant has been rested.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson made a few daring calls, by not together with Neil Wagner and Mitchell Santner. As an alternative, spin bowling all-rounder Rachin Ravindra makes his debut and can pair with spinners Ajaz Patel and Will Somerville. Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson are the 2 pacers.
India: Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav
New Zealand: Tom Latham, Will Younger, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Will Sommerville, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel