Hanuma Vihari made his Test debut in 2018. It was during the tour of England. He made his debut in the final match of the 5-test series. Vihari made a half-century in his debut even though England won that match by 118 runs. Three years Vihari is ready to tour England for one of the biggest Test matches in the history of Indian cricket. Life has come back to full circle for him.
In June, India is going to take on New Zealand in the World Test Championship final. India would then play against England in a five-test series. The Test series will start from the first week of August. India secured its position in the WTC final with a win against England at home. New Zealand was the first team to qualify for the final.
India and New Zealand faced each other last time in the semi-final of the ICC 2019 World Cup. The Kiwis won that match by 18 runs. The WTC final match is a dream come true for Hanuma Vihari. He plays only Test matches for team India and this tour is a lifetime opportunity. India would face New Zealand in the WTC finals to avenge the World Cup Semi-final loss in 2018 at Manchester.
Hanuma Vihari last played for India during the Sydney Test in January
He batted in that match with an injured hamstring. His stint saved the match for India. Vihari is confident of India’s performance in this tour. The match is going to be exciting for the Indian fans. This is the first edition of the World Test Championship which makes it more interesting.
Vihar will mark his return to the India Test squad with the England tour. He was injured during the home series against England. He had to miss that series. Vihari has not been able to put up a satisfying score on the board after recovering. In seven matches he played for the Vijay Hazare trophy, 65 was his only double-digit score. He is eager to put his best foot forward ahead of this tour.
Hanuma believes in the Indian team putting up an outstanding performance. He is confident about going into the final. Vihari is preparing his best for the WTC final and for the England Test series after that.