The first test match between India and New Zealand ended in a draw. The last day of the match played at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur was very exciting, the Indian team could not take a wicket of New Zealand in the last eight overs and the match ended in a draw. During the entire match, many players left their mark while many were disappointed.
India captain Ajinkya Rahane disappointed in both the innings
Shreyas Iyer, who made his Test debut for India, scored a century in the first innings and a half-century in the second innings. Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Axar Patel were also impressed with their all-around performance. Apart from these, Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha hit a half-century each. But India skipper Ajinkya Rahane was disappointed in both the innings. He failed to play a big inning though coach Rahul Dravid defended him after the match.
Rahane will be back soon
Dravid said in the press conference that he is not worried about Rahane’s form. He expressed hope that Rahane will make a comeback soon. Dravid said, “He is a brilliant player and he has done well in the past. He has experience as well as talent. It’s just a matter of one game and will make a comeback.
Virat Kohli will also join the team
Dravid, however, did not reveal the playing XI for the Mumbai Test. “Right now our focus was on Kanpur and it is too early to talk about the Mumbai Test. When we reach Mumbai, we will take a decision keeping in mind the conditions and the fitness of the players and if Virat Kohli also joins the team at that time, we will discuss with him too.
Coach heaps praise on Shreyas Iyer
The Indian coach also praised Shreyas Iyer, saying, ‘Shreyas displayed the Indian cricket system well. I am very happy for him She has worked very hard But it was not that easy for him as he hasn’t played first-class cricket for the last 4-5 years.