ind vs nz live: india vs new zealand live score and latest updates ranchi test match: IND vs NZ LIVE: first test match between India and New Zealand, toss will happen shortly from now
The two top teams of the world are facing each other in the first Test being held at Green Park Stadium from today. Even though the Kiwis have defeated Team India in the last three matches, but this time the situation is different. The match was being played on a pitch where spinners would dominate. New Zealand will have to prove that they are not only world Test champions but also number one in every situation in the world.
So far, a total of 3 clashes between the two teams have taken place in Kanpur. The Indian team last played against New Zealand here. In 2016, India defeated New Zealand by a mammoth score of 197 runs. Apart from this, India also won in 1999, while in 1976 the match between the two teams was a draw. Now let’s talk about the overall record. India had lost here for the last time in 1983. Since then India either played a draw or won.
India’s Probable Playing XI
Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj/Axar Patel/Jayant Yadav
New Zealand team: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Will Young, Glenn Phillips (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Kyle Jamieson, William Somerville, Ajaz Patel, Mitchell Santner and Rachin Ravindra.
The pitch will spin from the second day
Shiv Kumar, the local curator of Green Park Stadium, says that there is no grass on the pitch of this ground but the chances of it breaking (more cracks) are very less. In the past several times the team management has given instructions to prepare some specific type of pitch, but Kumar said that this time neither coach Rahul Dravid nor captain Ajinkya Rahane had any specific demand.
Foreign teams kneel in three days
India and New Zealand’s Test match played in Kanpur in 2016 lasted till the fifth day, but for some time most foreign teams have been kneeling in spinner-friendly pitches within three days. Well, it is not only the pitches responsible for this. There is also a reason why the batsmen play spinners because of T20 cricket.
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