Jagran Correspondent, Kanpur. Shreyas Iyer got a chance to make his debut in the first match of the two-Test series against New Zealand starting on Thursday. He became the 303rd player from India to get the international Test cap. This cap was handed over to him by the legendary cricketer Little Master Sunil Gavaskar. He has come as a commentator in the Kanpur Test match. Usually the debut cap was handed over to the player of the team in the hands of the coach or captain, but after the arrival of new coach Rahul Dravid, the introduction of caps from former Indian players was started again two decades ago.
Under the guidance of coach Rahul Dravid, who is starting his new innings as a coach from the New Zealand series, the Indian team was successful in eliminating the Kiwis in the T20 series. With the arrival of Dravid, the Indian team, adorned with experienced players including youth, gave Shreyas Iyer a chance to bat in the middle order. At the same time, New Zealand also made his debut in international cricket for the first time against India in the first Test. On the spin wicket against India, the Kiwi team has fed its orthodox spinner and left-handed batsman Rachin Ravindra of Indian origin. Rachin has played only six T20 matches so far. He will be under pressure to make up for the lack of New Zealand’s star spinner Mitchell Santner in this match.
Let us tell you that in his debut match, Shreyas Iyer did not disappoint the team at all and returned to the pavilion scoring an unbeaten 75 while playing a half-century innings on the first day of the Kanpur Test match. His innings did the job of handling the Indian team and the team looked in some strong position on the first day. Along with Shreyas, Shubman Gill and Ravindra Jadeja also scored half-centuries for the team on the first day. By the end of the first day’s play, India scored 258 against New Zealand for 4 wickets.