Having moved to Andhra to further his international prospects, India's Test batter Hanuma Vihari will return to Hyderabad for the upcoming domestic season in India. The right-hander made his first-class debut for Hyderabad in the 2010-11 season and stayed there till the 2015-16 season. Vihari then moved to Andhra in 2016-17 and also captained them when available.
"I am taking this opportunity to inform everyone that I am parting ways with Andhra cricket association on good terms. I have had the privilege to captain and represent Andhra for the past 5 years. We have blossomed into a team we can be proud of and I hereby thank all my teammates, coaches and office bearers of the association for the constant support. I will be a part of Hyderabad cricket association from the coming season," Vihari wrote in a small note, which he shared on Twitter.
Vihari played 39 first-class matches for Hyderabad before moving to Andhra. The 27-year-old scored 2990 runs at an average of 56.41 in those games, but did even better for Andhra, slamming 1741 runs in just 21 matches at an average of 62.17. He also smashed a triple century against Odisha in the 2017-18 season. On top of that, Vihari also played 25 List A games and 17 T20s for Andhra.
Vihari made his India debut against England in 2018. The right-hander has so far played 12 Tests and scored 624 runs at an average of 32.84. In these games, Vihari has hit one century and four fifties. Overall, Vihari has amassed 7261 runs at an average of 55 in 94 first-class encounters.