Hanuma Vihari omitted from the Test squad against New Zealand, instead, he will tour South Africa with India A
Sat, 13 Nov 2021
India are set to move on from a disappointing phase of cricket that took place recently. The men in blue went on to crash out of the T20 World Cup before reaching the knock out stage itself.
Moreover, this was huge for the fans and cricket experts as they saw the men in blue as the leading favourites. Many cricket experts and fans went on to predict that it will be team India who will win the World Cup.
But contrary to that India could not even qualify for the semi-finals stage. Instead, New Zealand and Pakistan made their way from Group B. Moreover, India also lost to their arch-rivals Pakistan for the first time in a World Cup.
However, a lot of things did not towards India like the toss. Virat Kohli was very unlucky with the toss and that is where the Indian team was most hurt. Moreover, team India also had major dressing room issues.
Even bio bubble fatigue has been a huge reason behind such an ineffective performance. India lacked the energy and crispness to win the tournament. However, the men in blue are looking to make a comeback.
They will be playing bilateral series against the Kiwis who will tour India from November 17. However, a lot of Indian senior players have been given rest as they have been playing cricket constantly. Big guns like Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja have been given rest.
A very surprising name was missing from the Indian test squad against New Zealand. It was none other than the name of Hanuma Vihari which was missing. Everyone wonder what wrong had he done.
The Andhra Pradesh state player went on to play a huge role in the Australia test series win. Moreover, he was also one of the heroes who helped India draw the iconic Sydney test. Everyone were in awe of his and Ashwin’s skills.
However, a lot of questions are now being raised at the BCCI for his exclusion. Indian cricket expert Harsha Bhogle also went on to question the Indian management’s intention behind the exclusion of Vihari.
But the clarity has been given on the current situation revolving around Hanuma Vihari. The 28-year-old was excluded from the Test squad for the New Zealand series for a big reason.
Hanuma Vihari will be travelling with India A squad for the upcoming India tour of South Africa. The India A team will play soon travel to South Africa for the test match series.
Moreover, the 28-year-old will be hoping to make a comeback into the senior Indian test team. But for that, he will have to incredibly perform with India A team in South Africa.