Hanuma Vihari feels Kuldeep Yadav's form augurs well for India in the run-up to the World Cup.
Top bowling spells by Vidwath Kaverappa, Sai Kishore and classy knocks from skipper Hanuma Vihari proved to be the difference as South Zone clinched the Duleep Trophy title by defeating West Zone in the final by 75 runs
South Zone underpropped the effort of their bowlers with plucky batting in their second innings, reaching 181 for seven to take reins of the Duleep Trophy final on the third day on Friday
The relentless West Zone bowlers left South Zone on a fragile terrain at 182 for seven on the opening day of the Duleep Trophy final in Bengaluru on Wednesday
Once a regular member of the Indian Test side, the middle order batter is not a part of the side that will be playing on the West Indies Tour.
The South Zone and West Zone players will look to bridge the gap between the collective goal of a title win and their personal targets when they face each other in the Duleep Trophy final
An epic time-wasting drama unfolded in the Duleep Trophy semi-final as the North Zone took about 53 minutes to deliver the final 5.5 overs to South Zone.
Team India will be squaring off against West Indies in two-match Test series from July 12
Hanuma Vihari batted with a broken wrist for two days in Andra Pradesh's Ranji Trophy quarter-final match against Madhya Pradesh despite being warned by the physio.
While the social media was abuzz with plaudits for the shot Hanuma Vihari played, Dinesh Karthik wrote a hilarious comment. He termed the reverse sweep as a 'reverse slap'.