India Test Squad for NZ Series 2021: Suryakumar Yadav replaces KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane to lead- Check full India test squad

India Test Squad for New Zealand 2021 Series: Ajinkya Rahane has been chosen to lead India in the first India vs New Zealand test in Kanpur in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli. Check full Indian test squad for New Zealand series here.

Created On: Nov 12, 2021 14:22 ISTModified On: Nov 24, 2021 11:24 IST
Ajinkya Rahane to lead in 1st India vs New Zealand Test match
Ajinkya Rahane to lead in 1st India vs New Zealand Test match

India Test Squad for New Zealand 2021 Series: Suryakumar Yadav has replaced KL Rahul in India's Test squad for the New Zealand series, starting from November 25, 2021 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.  KL Rahul has been ruled out of the two-match India vs New Zealand test series after sustaining a muscle strain on his left thigh. 

Indian skipper Virat Kohli will also not play in the first India vs New Zealand test in Kanpur. Ajinkya Rahane will lead the team in his absence. Kohli will join the squad for the second test in Mumbai. 

The BCCI had announced the India test squad for the India vs New Zealand test series 2021 on November 12, 2021. The India squad for the two-match New Zealand test series was selected by the All-India Senior Selection Committee. 

India test squad for New Zealand series 2021: Key Changes

•India's Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will lead the team in the absence of skipper Virat Kohli in the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur, which will start on November 25.

•India's newly appointed T20 captain and regular opening batsman Rohit Sharma will be rested for India vs New Zealand test series along with pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant as a part of BCCI's workload management policy.

•There are few new faces in the India test squad such as Shreyas Iyer, Jayant Yadav and KS Bharat. 

India vs New Zealand 2021 Series

India vs New Zealand T20I matches

1st T20I- November 17

2nd T20I - November 19

3rd T20I - November 21

Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian batsman to hit 150 sixes in T20Is, second overall

India vs New Zealand Test Matches Schedule

First Test- 25th November, Kanpur

Second Test- 3rd December, Mumbai

India vs New Zealand Test Schedule 2021

Day

Date

Match

Venue

Thursday

25th Nov 2021

1st Test

Kanpur

Friday

3rd Dec 2021

2nd Test

Mumbai

Source: BCCI

 

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