Highlights

  • Vihari has been selected to be a part of the Indian Test squad against England
  • In 15 Test matches, Vihari scored 808 runs
  • Vihari has to score hundreds: Azharuddin

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Hanuma Vihari has been selected for India's 17-members Test squad for the fifth rescheduled Test match against England, which to be played from 1-5 July

Former Indian cricket team captain Mohammad Azharuddin has said that Indian cricketer Hanuma Vihari has a massive opportunity in the fifth rescheduled Test against England starting from July 1.

Azharuddin told the reporters in Dubai on Thursday that Vihari has to score hundreds to grab the chance and scoring only 50s and 60s is not going to help him.

Also read: Mohammed Siraj hopeful of powerful comeback in the Test match vs England

In the last three and half years, Vihari, who is regarded as a Test match specialist got the chance to play in 15 Tests in which he has scored 808 runs at an average of 35.13 with one century and five half-centuries.

The 59-year old ex-Indian captain further said that Vihari is an outstanding player but a player can play for India for a long time only when he gets the big runs consistently.

The 28-year old cricketer has been selected for India's 17-member Test squad for the fifth rescheduled Test match against England to be played from 1-5 July. India is currently leading the 5 match series by 2-1.

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