A lot of regular faces were missing in the Indian squad announced for their home series against New Zealand. Regular faces like Rohit Sharma, Rishab Pant and Jasprit Bumrah were rested for the series.
However, not including Hanuma Vihari in the squad surprised many. Having debuting in the longest form of the game in 2018, the right-handed batter has been a regular part of India’s Test squad. However, he hasn’t been regular in the playing XI due to the team’s star-studded batting order. In fact, Vihari’s all 12 Test appearances so far have come on foreign lands, where India usually players 6 batters.
Former Indian bowler Zaheer Khan thinks that Vihari should not think too much about it and focus on improving his game.