India vs New Zealand 1st Test Match

IND vs NZ First Test Match 2021 | New Zealand Tour of India

IND vs NZ Match Preview 

When it comes to Test matches played at home, India has a clear advantage over New Zealand. India has won 16 of the 34 Tests it has played against New Zealand, with the remaining 16 ending in a draw. Only two wins have been achieved by the Kiwis, and they have yet to win a Test series on Indian soil. To make matters worse, the Kiwis have failed to win either of their last two Test series in India, which took place in 2016 and 2012. 

New Zealand, on the other hand, will be trying to improve its record in India. The Kiwis have recently performed well in all three formats, appearing in event finals such as the 2019 World Cup, WTC Final, and the recently ended 2021. They have veteran campaigners such as Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Tim Southee, and others who have already begun their preparation for the series. 

Match Details: 

New Zealand Tour of India, 2021 
India vs New Zealand, 1st Test 
Date: 25-29 November 2021 
Time: 09:30 AM IST 
Venue: Green Park, Kanpur 

IND vs NZ, Pitch Report and Conditions: 

The pitch at Kanpur’s Green Park will allow for good stroke play, and batters will find the surface easy to bat on. The surface will not provide much assistance to the bowlers, and wicket-taking will be difficult. In the last five meetings at this site, the average first innings score has been 250 runs. The venue is suitable for both Pacers and Spinners. 

IND v NZ Head-to-Head: 

  • Total – 60 
  • India – 21 
  • New Zealand – 13 
  • Draw - 26 

IND v NZ Probable Playing XI: 

  • India –ShubmanGill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer/ Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Ishant Sharma 
  • New Zealand – Tom Latham, Tom Blundell/ Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel 

Key Player 

IND Key Player-

  • Cheteshwar Pujara  
  • Suryakumar Yadav 
  • R Ashwin 
  • Axar Patel 

NZ Key Players 

  • Tom Latham 
  • Kane Williamson 
  • Daryl Mitchell 
  • Neil Wagner

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