India is set to host New Zealand for a two-match test series starting at the end of November and there might be a lot of surprises with the Indian team selection. With the workload that India has had in recent times, it would be better for them to rest the senior players and it will be time for the youngsters to get a look in.
India has been in the bio bubble restrictions continuously from the England tour and their tight schedule is expected to extend into next year as well. Here are 3 Indian players who can make their Test debuts against New Zealand.
India vs New Zealand 2021: 3 Indian Players Who Can Make Their Test Debuts Against New Zealand
With the workload heavy for India, there might be a slight chance for Srikar Bharat to get a look in as the replacement for Rishabh Pant who has been playing all three formats. Srikar Bharat has been travelling with the squad as a reserve wicketkeeper for a long time now and he will be eyeing an opportunity in the New Zealand series.
Srikar Bharat was fantastic in the IPL 2021 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore scoring a hefty number of runs at the top of the order. He has some impressive numbers in first-class cricket and deserves a chance in the test lineup with Wriddhiman Saha ageing up. It could also act as a rest for Rishabh Pant ahead of the South Africa tour.