Indian Test batsman, Hanuma Vihari’s preparation for the ICC World Test Championship in England and the Test series in the United Kingdom has not begun on a promising note. Hanuma Vihari was one of the few Indian cricketers who missed out on a lucrative IPL deal and decided to ply his trade in the English county circuit. Nevertheless, the right-handed batsman bagged a duck in his maiden outing.
Hanuma Vihari, part of Warwickshire, made his English county debut against Nottinghamshire in Nottingham. Vihari batted after opener Robert Yates bagged a first-ball duck, but he failed to get off the mark as well. The Andhra Pradesh-born batsman faced 22 balls and England’s pace spearhead Stuart Broad dismissed on the 23rd. After Vihari fell, Warwickshire got reduced to 23-2 and Will Rhodes’ departure for 22, reduced them to 22 off 38 deliveries.
Hanuma Vihari also rolled his arms for bowling his off-breaks and gave 11 runs off the only over he bowled. Warwickshire produced a disciplined bowling performance to bowl out Nottinghamshire for 273. Liam Patterson-White top-scored with 73, while captain, Steve Mullaney and Tom Moores made 31 each. Will Rhodes snared four scalps, while Tim Bresnan and Olly Stone snared three and two wickets, respectively.
Hanuma Vihari last played for India in January:
Meanwhile, Hanuma Vihari last played for India in January, which was the Test against Australia in Sydney. Vihari produced a magnificent rearguard, facing 161 balls for his 23 runs to earn a draw. Vihari is likely to be included for the five-match Test series in England later this year.