Sat, 27 Nov 2021

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], November 23 (ANI): Ahead of the upcoming first Test against New Zealand, Team India had a gruelling training session on Tuesday.

Every squad member went out to the middle to fine-tune their skills ahead of the two-match series against the Kiwis.

BCCI's official Twitter handle shared some stills and captioned the post as: "When TeamIndia hit the ground running in Kanpur ahead of the 1st INDvNZ Test. "Team India batsman KL Rahul has sustained a muscle strain on his left thigh and has been ruled out of the upcoming 2-match Test series against New Zealand.

He will now undergo rehabilitation at NCA in preparation for the series against South Africa scheduled next month.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Suryakumar Yadav as Rahul's replacement.

The first Test between India and New Zealand begins on Thursday in Kanpur.

Earlier, India had defeated New Zealand 3-0 in the three-match T20I series.

India's Test squad: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna. (ANI)

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