Kolkata Knight Riders' dynamic opener Shubman Gill and pace sensation Prasidh Krishna have been named in the India squad for the two-match Test series against New Zealand, starting from November 25th at Kanpur.
Recently, another Knight Venkatesh Iyer received his maiden India call-up when he was included in the 16-member T20I squad that is slated to play the Kiwis from November 17th in the shorter format.
#TeamIndia squad for NZ Tests:— BCCI (@BCCI) November 12, 2021
A Rahane (C), C Pujara (VC), KL Rahul, M Agarwal, S Gill, S Iyer, W Saha (WK), KS Bharat (WK), R Jadeja, R Ashwin, A Patel, J Yadav, I Sharma, U Yadav, Md Siraj, P Krishna
*Virat Kohli will join the squad for the 2nd Test and will lead the team. pic.twitter.com/FqU7xdHpjQ
Ajinkya Rahane will lead India in the first Test in absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli and the newly-appointed T20I captain Rohit Sharma, who have been rested as part of BCCI’s workload management policy. Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have been rested as well.
BCCI, in a statement, said, "Virat Kohli will join the squad for the second Test and will lead the team.”
India’s Test squad: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Prasidh Krishna, Umesh Yadav, Md. Siraj.