It will not be easy for Saini to break into the playing XI since the Indian pace battery has some weighty names at the moment in the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav.
Saini is currently in New Zealand where he played the T20I and ODI series.
Saini added that the wicket was flat and all he and Jadeja were thinking was to take the game to the end.
Saini was absolutely livid with himself for throwing away his wicket at the wrong time.
Saini came in with India toiling at 153/7 chasing New Zealand’s 273 runs and Jadeja running out of partners.
India's adversity continued after the departure of Iyer but Ravindra Jadeja notched up to the occasion to smash a brilliant half-century.
Kohli, who won the toss and sent the opposition to bat, said after the coin flip that Shami has been rested for the game.
Kapil also said the team selection should never be picked on the basis of liking or disliking.
Shardul conceded 80 runs in his nine overs.
Dube endured a forgettable outing at Bay Oval.