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India group composition will come to a decision whether or not they play Hanuma Vihari or Shreyas Iyer in South Africa: MSK Prasad

Former India leader selector MSK Prasad mentioned it is arduous to seem previous Hanuma Vihari after his exploits within the unofficial Assessments with India in South Africa when the group control sits down to select a taking part in XI for the 3-Check sequence in South Africa.

Chatting with indiatoday.in, MSK Prasad mentioned Hanuma Vihari deserved a possibility to play at house towards New Zealand within the recently-concluded 2-Check sequence however highlighted that the danger to excursion South Africa with India A did him excellent.

Vihari, who ultimate performed for India within the heroic Sydney Check draw, was once now not picked for the New Zealand sequence and was once added to India A squad for South Africa excursion within the 11th hour. Vihari has made excellent use of the chance, hitting 3 successive fifties within the unofficial Assessments towards South Africa A in Bloemfontein.

Vihari was once a part of the India squad throughout the England excursion however the 25-year-old didn’t get a possibility within the taking part in XI. Eyebrows have been raised when Vihari was once now not picked for the house sequence and Shreyas Iyer, who were given a chance to bat within the center order, made merry on his Check debut, hitting 100 and following it up with a fifty, giving the control variety headache.

India named each Iyer and Vihari within the 18-man squad whilst under-fire Ajinkya Rahane, who misplaced his vice-captain task to Rohit Sharma, could also be a part of the travelling celebration.

“First, of all, he was once deserving of a spot within the squad for the New Zealand sequence at house. I believe since he was once now not going to get a chance, they’d have despatched him for India A excursion. Now within the 2d unofficial Check, he has hit two (3) half-centuries. Sure, having anyone who has achieved neatly in away sequence in England, Australia and West Indies. In case you are having a look at a teen, then Hanuma Vihari will have to be performed,” Prasad mentioned.

Unforgettable revel in with the india A boys each off and on the sphere.
So much to be told and essential revel in for us.
Final couple of weeks with those boys will at all times stay particular.
Having a look ahead to the Assessments. %.twitter.com/8EJ6v87Yw3

— Hanuma vihari (@Hanumavihari) December 9, 2021

“So much is dependent upon what they’re anticipating from the participant, the position he’s going to play. Hanuma Vihari is a man who’s forged in his methodology. In a similar fashion, Shreyas Iyer is anyone who can usher in just a little aggression.

“So all of it is dependent upon the batting order and what sort of position that the group control expects in their middle-order batter. According to that, one in all them can also be given a chance.”

‘Mohammed Siraj will compete for No. 1 and a couple of spots in tempo unit’

In the meantime, MSK Prasad additionally sponsored Mohammed Siraj to play a a very powerful position within the Indian tempo assault within the close to long term, pronouncing the Hyderabad pacer is in conference for now not simply the third spot within the tempo unit however the No. 1 and No. 2 spots.

Siraj, who was once now not picked within the XI for the Kanpur Check towards New Zealand, got here up with a game-changing spell within the Mumbai Check, proceeding his spectacular run within the longest structure of the sport in 2021.

“I believe he’s the 3rd within the order and he’s giving a run for the cash for the first and 2d slots (within the tempo assault) additionally with the type of performances he has installed. Is fairly, it is going to be Bumrah, Shami and Siraj would be the 3rd pacer through default. Even the Indian group ignored a trick through now not taking part in within the first Check tournament (towards New Zealand in Kanpur),” Prasad mentioned.

“Now, having two seniors at house is just a little tricky. That you must have long past with Siraj and Ishant or Siraj and Umesh. You wish to have that younger exuberance. I believe that was once a mistake for the Kanpur Check.”

India will play 3 Assessments in South Africa from December 26 and it is going to be adopted through a 3-match ODI sequence.

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