MSK Prasad: It will be difficult to select Hanuma Vihari for the final team .. will compete with Shreyas Iyer .. | India team composition will decide whether they play Hanuma Vihari or Shreyas Iyer in South Africa: MSK Prasad

Former India chief selector MSK Prasad has said it will be difficult to select Hanuma Vihari for the playing XI for the three-Test series against South Africa.

MSK Prasad: It will be difficult to select Hanuma Vihari for the final team .. will compete with Shreyas Iyer ..

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Former India chief selector MSK Prasad said it would be difficult to select Hanuma Vihari for the playing XI for the three-Test series in South Africa. Speaking to indiatoday.in, MSK Prasad highlighted that Hanuma Vihari deserved the chance to play New Zealand at home in the recently concluded 2-Test series, but that the opportunity to tour South Africa with India A was in his favor. Vihari, who last played for India in the heroic Sydney Test draw, was not selected for the New Zealand series. He was included in the India A squad for the last-minute tour of South Africa.

In the unofficial Tests against South Africa A at Bloomfontein, Vihari made good use of the opportunity to hit 3 fifties in a row. Vihari was part of the Indian team on the tour of England. But the 25-year-old did not get a chance in the Playing Eleven. Vihari was not selected for the Swadeshi series. Shreyas Iyer, meanwhile, got a chance to bat in the middle order, hitting a century in his Test debut to tighten management’s selection. Iyer and Vihari were included in the 18-member squad. Ajinkya Rahane, who lost the vice-captaincy, was also selected for the tour of South Africa.

“Vihari deserves a place in the squad for the New Zealand series at home. I think he will be sent to India A Tour as he did not get a chance. Now excels in 2nd unofficial Test. He excelled in away series in England, Australia and the West Indies. To play Hanuma Vihari. ” Prasad said. “What they expect from a player depends a lot on the role he will play. Hanuma Vihari is a man who is solid in his technique. Similarly, Shreyas Iyer is a man who can bring a little aggression. Said.

MSK Prasad said that Mohammad Siraj will play a key role in the Indian pace attack in the future. Mohammad Siraj No. in the pace unit. He said he would compete for 1st and 2nd positions. Siraj, who was not selected in the XI for the Kanpur Test against New Zealand, was taken to the Mumbai Test. India will play three Tests in South Africa from December 26, followed by a three-match ODI series.

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