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A net session between India and New Zealand: Shreyas Iyer and Rahul Dravid.

Shreyas Iyer was hard at work in the nets in preparation for his Test debut in Kanpur against New Zealand. An official video of his training session was posted on the BCCI’s Facebook page.

Shreyas Iyer, the stylish Delhi Capitals (DC) batsman, is due to make his Test debut on Thursday and the Team India management could see another side to him. At Kanpur’s Green Park Stadium, India takes on New Zealand in the first of two Test matches. Ajinkya Rahane gave fans an update on Iyer’s debut during a pre-match news conference as many of the team’s more experienced members, like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, were resting. In a social media post on Wednesday, the BCCI revealed that Iyer has been putting in the hours in preparation for his Test debut. Captioned, the video read, “.” “Getting ready to put on my whites Keep it up, @ShreyasIyer15! “As a matter of fact,

Iyer’s net training for Team India can be seen in the video below.

I’m ready to put on my whites.

I hope everything works out for you, @ShreyasIyer15! IgUUHRHdMQ on Twitter: “#TeamIndia #INDvNZ

on the 24th of November, 2021, BCCI (@BCCI)
Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami have also been rested by the team management, with new head coach Rahul Dravid having to ponder his playing XI.

In addition, the Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravindra Jadeja spin combinations are available for selection in the playing XI for the remainder of the tournament.

India’s pace attack against the Blackcaps is set to be led by Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav.

Suryakumar Yadav has replaced KL Rahul in the hosts’ roster after he sustained an injury. Cheteshwar Pujara, Rahane, Shubman Gill, and Mayank Agarwal will have to step up in the absence of Kohli, Rohit, and Rahul. To bat with the young Gill, Mayank is set to open the batting.

Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will host the second Test match of this two-match series, which begins on December 3.

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