Shreyas Iyer will play in the first test match between India and New Zealand. Captain Ajinkya Rahane has confirmed it. He has said that Shreyas Iyer will make his testing debut in Kanpur. One day before the game, Captain Rahane said: ‘Shreyas Iyer will make his debut in the test. Other than this, I won’t reveal anything about what the team mix will be.
Expectations were already being made about the inclusion of Shreyas in the game XI. In the absence of Virat, Rohit, and then Rahul, their game was almost certain. However, it is difficult to guess what number he will hit. It is believed that he can land at number four instead of Virat Kohli.
Rahane has also provided the answer to this. Rahane has said: ‘Rahul’s departure from the team was definitely a big blow. He was in good shape and also played well in the test series against England. But we have other players who have been playing well for India. So I am not too concerned about the initial pair.
On the absence of great players, Rahane said: ‘First of all, we will miss Virat, Rohit and Rishabh very much. But this is a good opportunity for young people. Whoever is included in the game XI instead of these three players will take this opportunity and play independently.
During this, Rahane responded even when he was out of shape. He said, ‘I’m not worried about my form. What can I contribute to the team? That’s what’s going through my head right now. Every time a player cannot score a century. I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to be captain of the national team.