India’s predicted XI for Test series against New Zealand

India’s predicted XI for Test series against New Zealand

India's Test series against New Zealand begins on November 25.

Ravindra Jadeja celebrates
Ravindra Jadeja celebrates. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

India will face their ICC events-spoilers New Zealand in a three-match T20I series and a two-match Test series. The first Test will commence on 25th November after the end of the T20I series. India will definitely have a rage against the Kiwis for defeating them in the ICC World Test Championship finals and in the T20 World Cup.

Meanwhile, the squad for the 1st Test match has been announced by the BCCI. The players mentioned in the squad for the first match are- 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, Umesh Yadav, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.

Many players have got their maiden Test call as some of the regular players like Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Rohit Sharma, and Rishab Pant have been rested. Virat Kohli will most likely join and lead the second Test match which is to be held at Wankhede stadium, let’s take a look at-

India Predicted playing 11 for Test series against New Zealand

1. Mayank Agarwal

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal. (Photo Source: BCCI/Twitter)

Mayank Agarwal is a top-order right-handed batter who has the style of Virender Sehwag in his batting. He is known for his aggressive batting technique. This player debuted for the Indian Test team in 2018 and he scored 76 and 42 in his first two innings itself and proved his ability.

He has played 14 Tests and has scored 1052 runs with an amusing average of 45.73. This 30-year-old batter converted his maiden Test century as his first double hundred against South Africa in 2019.

He again hit a double century against Bangladesh and recorded his highest Test score of 243 and also became the third-fastest Indian to reach 1000 runs. But after his failures against Australia in WTC, he lost his place to Shubman Gill. He will be hoping to make this comeback a memorable one.