India vs Leicestershire Live: Hanuma Vihari loses GOLDEN opportunity to cement place in India Playing XI, KS Bharat front-runner: Check WHY?

India vs Leicestershire Live – India vs Leicestershire Live Updates– Indian middle-order batter Hanuma Vihari has lost a golden opportunity to cement…

India vs Leicestershire Live: Hanuma Vihari losses opportunity to cement place in India Playing XI, KS Bharat front-runner: IND vs END Live Updates
India vs Leicestershire Live: Hanuma Vihari losses opportunity to cement place in India Playing XI, KS Bharat front-runner: IND vs END Live Updates

India vs Leicestershire Live – India vs Leicestershire Live Updates– Indian middle-order batter Hanuma Vihari has lost a golden opportunity to cement his place in the Indian team. In two innings, Vihari managed 3 and 20. But it’s KS Barat who has emerged as a strong contender after scoring 70 and 43 against Leicestershire. Follow All India tour of England LIVE Updates and Scores on InsideSport.IN.

  • Hanuma Vihari scored three runs in the first innings followed by 20 in the second innings
  • Srikar Bharat scored an unbeaten 70 in the first innings against Leicestershire
  • Bharat also added to his tally by scoring 43 in the second innings, while Shreyas Iyer was dismissed for a duck

India vs Leicestershire Live: Hanuma Vihari loses GOLDEN opportunity to cement place in India Playing XI, KS Bharat front-runner: Check WHY?

India vs Leicestershire Live: Hanuma Vihari loses GOLDEN opportunity to cement place in India Playing XI, KS Bharat front-runner: Check WHY?

India vs Leicestershire Live: Hanuma Vihari loses GOLDEN opportunity to cement place in India Playing XI, KS Bharat front-runner: Check WHY?

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Hanuma Vihari fails to make impression –

Hanuma Vihari was deployed at No.3 in the first innings and fell victim to Roman Walker. If this was not enough, Vihari was once again at fault in the second innings as he was sent packing home by Will Davis on 20 off 55 deliveries.

In both innings, he looked unconvincing and only scored on odd loose balls. He faced problems particularly against pace and that will be something of an issue against England.

The team management and Rahul Dravid will now have to consider Vihari’s position in the team as Srikar Bharat made most of his opportunities. Head coach Rahul Dravid has options at his disposal and can opt to play both Rishabh Pant and Bharat in the team.

Srikar Bharat to play in the England Test match?

  • As things stand, purely on form basis Srikar Bharat makes the Indian team against England with both Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer failing to seize their opportunities.
  • Bharat scored an impressive 70 runs, while he was batting at No.7 in the team. His innings included eight fours and one six and was the highest scorer for the Indian team before they declared at 246/8.
  • In the second innings, however, India opted to make changes as they deployed Bharat at the opener’s position.
  • Bharat once again proved his worth will an excellent 43-run knock to send a message to the management.

India vs Leicestershire Live: Hanuma Vihari loses GOLDEN opportunity to cement place in India Playing XI, KS Bharat front-runner: Check WHY?

India vs Leicestershire Live: Hanuma Vihari loses GOLDEN opportunity to cement place in India Playing XI, KS Bharat front-runner: Check WHY?

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Shreyas Iyer fails to deliver, Pant and Bharat to be in same team-

  • Shreyas Iyer’s form will also be a huge concern for the Indian team as he departed for a duck in the first innings.
  • While Shreyas still has an opportunity to convince the team management in the second innings, but Bharat will be a front runner for a place in the Playing XI.
  • If that is the case, both Rishabh Pant and Bharat could be part of the Indian team and could feature in the solitary Test match starting on July 1.
  • Bharat could bat at No.6 while Rishabh Pant can feature at No.5 and if this is the scenario then Pant will be donning the gloves with Bharat serving as outfield player.

India’s squad against England:

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Srikar Bharat

India vs Leicestershire Live: Hanuma Vihari loses GOLDEN opportunity to cement place in India Playing XI, KS Bharat front-runner: Check WHY?

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