New Delhi, Online Desk. Ind vs Nz 1st Test: India and New Zealand team are face to face at Greenpark Stadium, Kanpur. The first match of the two-match Test series is being played between the two teams. In this match, Indian Cricket Team Captain Ajinkya Rahane has won the toss and decided to bat first. With this match, a player has also made his Test debut for India.
Shreyas Iyer has got a chance to debut for the Indian team. Virat Kohli was selected in the Test team after being rested in the first Test match. However, his play was not scheduled at that time, as Shubman Gill was considered to bat in the middle order, but KL Rahul was injured and ruled out of the Test series. In such a situation, Shubman Gill went to his traditional opening slot.
At the same time, space became vacant for a batsman in the middle order. Although Suryakumar Yadav was added as a replacement for KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer has got the chance to make his Test debut. The reason behind this is that Shreyas Iyer has played the New Zealand bowlers well in limited overs cricket and he was also looking in great rhythm in the nets.
— BCCI (@BCCI)
November 25, 2021
Talking about right-handed batsman Shreyas Iyer, he played his first international match in November 2017. At the same time, after four years, he got a chance in Test cricket. After debuting in T20 International cricket, he also got a chance in One Day International cricket the very next month, but he did not remain a part of the team for long, but for two years he has become a regular member of Team India.
India’s playing XI
Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma