India head coach Rahul Dravid heaped praise on both Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer, but that doesn't mean that they will be preferred over and above Ajinkya Rahane or Cheteshwar Pujara.
Experienced top-order batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane need to do more to keep upcoming batsmen like Shreyas Iyer out of the Indian Test Playing XI.
Ajinkya Rahane got another chance to save his Test career as India decided to sacrifice Sharyes Iyer for the former vice-captain in Centurion. India won the toss and opted to bat first against South Africa in the Boxing Day Test.
Shardul Thakur, because of his superior batting skills holds an advantage over senior pro Ishant Sharma, and it could mean that only one among Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari will get a look in.
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Catch Day 1 highlights and cricket scores of the second India vs New Zealand Test, being played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. India reached 221/4 at the close of play.
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After an anti-climactic end to the first Test where New Zealand escaped with a creditable draw defying the Indian spinners on a slow turner, the home team under its regular captain would certainly go for a slight rejig in the combination.
Shreyas Iyer, who became India's 16th Test centurion on debut, entered the ICC Test Rankings in 74th position. Iyer, with 105 and 65, also became the first Indian player to slam a ton and fifty on Test debut.
Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill and Axar Patel revealed the youth force in India's Test squad. The selectors must believe in them and the team management must instill confidence in their abilities.
India and New Zealand settled for draw after five days of thrilling contest in the first Test match at Green Park, Kanpur. Here's a look at some key facts and numbers from the match.
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Indian spinners, led by Ravindra Jadeja, put up one of their most persevering performances in recent times but Mumbai-born Ajaz Patel and Karnataka-born Rachin Ravindra defied odds to help New Zealand share the spoils in the first Test.
Shreyas Iyer, who scored 105 runs and 65 runs in the first Test against New Zealand, is the first Indian to score a century and fifty in a debut Test match. With the century, he became the 16th Indian batter to score a hundred on debut.
With debutant Shreyas Iyer making all the right noises in Kanpur, India will find it almost impossible to drop the Mumbaikar for the second IND vs NZ Test at Wankhede Stadium. But Virat Kohli needs a spot in the XI. So who makes way?
Shreyas Iyer hit 105 and 65 against New Zealand to become the first Indian batter to score a century and half-century in his debut Test match. India set a 284-run target for New Zealand in the first Test.
India declared at 234 for 7 for an overall lead of 283 and gave New Zealand four tricky overs to face under fading light on Day 4 of the first Test in Kanpur. The Kiwis were 4/1 at the close of play.
In reply to India's 345, New Zealand were bowled out for 296 runs, thanks to Axar Patel's fifth fifer in seven innings. India finish the day at 14/1, leading by 63 runs.
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