(MENAFN- NewsBytes) After the white-ball leg, India and New Zealand are locking horns in the first of the two-match Test series at the Green Park in Kanpur. Notably, New Zealand beat India at home (2-0) in 2020 before tasting success in the ICC World Test Championship final (2019-21 cycle). The news from the center is that Ajinkya Rahane has won the toss and elected to bat.
Teams Here are the two teams
New Zealand (Playing XI): Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wicket-keeper), Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Kyle Jamieson, William Somerville. India (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
Details Key details about the match
Green Park in Kanpur is hosting the series opener. It will begin at 9:30 AM IST. The pitch in Kanpur will favor spinners in excess as the match progress. Therefore, the batsmen will need to toil on the last two days. One can watch the game live on the Star Sports Network and stream the same on the Hotstar app (paid subscription).
Information Head-to-head record: India 21-13 NZ
India lead New Zealand 21-13 as far as the head-to-head record is concerned. The two sides have met 60 times in Test cricket (26 matches have resulted in a draw). Both sides are 3-3 since September 2016.
Stats A look at the key stats
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