India’s test Squad against New Zealand 2021- Ajinkya Rahane to lead in 1st Test

The BCCI announced India’s squad for the upcoming home Test series against New Zealand beginning later this month.

The first Test will be played on November 25 in Kanpur, while the second Test will begin in Mumbai from December 3.

Regular skipper Virat Kohli has been rested only for the first test and will return to lead side the side in the second Test.

Ajinkya Rahane will be captaining the team , while Cheteshwar Pujara will be his deputy.

The likes of Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami and Shardul Thakur have been given a break.

Wriddiman Saha and KS Bharat have been picked as wicketkeepers.

India’s Test squad

Ajinkya Rahane (capt), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-capt), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav Wriddhiman Saha (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj and Prasidh Krishna

(Virat Kohli will join and lead the squad from the second Test )


Opener KL Rahul has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against New Zealand due to an injury. Suryakumar Yadav has been named as his replacement.

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