I'm Prepared to Bat Anywhere For Team India: Vihari

  • I'm Prepared to Bat Anywhere For Team India: Vihari

I'm Prepared to Bat Anywhere For Team India: Vihari

"As a player, I am prepared to bat anywhere".

It was in New Zealand previous year that Gill had made his India debut. Hanuma Vihari took to Instagram where he posted the collage of his innings and captioned it as, "Hope you liked the gift!" "If I am playing in a test match, I can back myself to play 300 balls, 350 balls and after that, when you go out to the field, I won't be that exhausted". My legs won't be that exhausted.

It's 16 player-a-side game with 11 players batting and 11 players fielding. I think I have learnt a lot of things over the last few years.

Ferguson broke down after bowling just 11 overs in the first test in Perth and has been working his way back to fitness for Auckland in domestic cricket.

India managed just 263 on a day that belonged to the NZ XI pacers. When asked if there is any competition between the two boys who started off their cricket career together, Gill said, "Obviously, our [his and Shaw's] careers started at the same time but there is no fight [for the spot] as such. Regardless of who gets into the XI in Wellington, the fact of the matter is they're here, part of India's national squad, and from here on they should know that the sky remains the limit", added Shastri.

"Pujara told me to leave more balls on this wicket, get my eye in and it will make my job easier".

He even spoke about the challenges he will face, like wind being an important factor.

He expects to play New Zealand's domestic one-day final on Sunday and indicated the limited overs series against Australia in March was a more realistic target for his global return. In England, the ball swings more and off the wicket, there is much movement as compared to New Zealand. Neither batsman was unduly troubled with this tactic, but Vihari knows he might have to face more of it in the upcoming Test series, particularly from Neil Wagner.

Finally, Gill, who came into this match in good form, was dismissed off the first ball as he got caught at third slip. When you are opening the innings you have to set the game for the whole team. One between Shaw or Gill will likely be opening alongside Mayank. "You have to set the base for the other batsmen to come in so it will be easy for them".

Boult broke his hand in Australia but trained with the national side earlier this week in Mt. Maunganui before they wrapped up a 3-0 sweep in the one-day series over India and should play the first test that starts on February 21 in Wellington.