Shaw and Vihari gets a surprise call into the test team!

India come in with a couple of changes, before they head into the last phase of the test series. 18-year young gun Prithvi Shaw along with 24-year old Hanuma Vihari are included into the team for the last two tests at Southampton and Oval. BCCI media release confirmed the news few moments ago.

To everyone’s shock, Indian team regular test opener Murali Vijay was axed along with Kuldeep Yadav, who failed to show his impact in the only chance provided. Both these players were already overlooked for the recently concluded test as well. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ruled out due to the injury, remains absent from India’s squad.

Surprise Call for two young players!

Both Shaw and Vihari were really in great touch, in the domestic level from the recent past. National team call though seem early for someone like Shaw, it would help the player to get adapted for such conditions. Vihari is a player with better experience in the circuit, deserved a call for the form he is in.

Although they were drafted into the team, they have to still wait for their maiden chance. With both Dhawan and Rahul finding the touch, team wouldn’t attempt to tinker the combination. Vihari, who is in red hot form, should also wait for his debut. As both Pujara and Rahane came into their own, India might not take a risk to opt out their dependable test batsmen.

Even if they couldn’t make it into the XI, the experience would certainly help them. This would still remain to be a great learning curve, irrespective of their debut probability in this series.


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