New Zealand v India 1st, 2nd, 3rd Test Schedule, Live Steaming & Highlights
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India after winning 3-1 ODI Series, must be pretty happy with their recent performance. Last time they played Test Series was against England and Australia in which India won both Test Series. Indian Performance has increased after Dhoni took the responsbility of team leader. NZ Coach has said that currently both team are equal with 2 T20 and 1 ODI win by kiwi while on the other hand Team India has won three ODI. To tell who is winner of this tour, One must take lead in Test Matches.
India has not won a Test in New Zealand since 1976.Mahendra Singh Dhoni men made history during the past two weeks by winning their first ever one-day series in New Zealand and such an opportunity lies before them. If the Blackcaps had complained about being tormented by Sehwag, they will now have to deal with the batting might of Sachin Tendulkar (12,429 runs), Rahul Dravid (10509) and VVS Laxman (6446), who have a staggering gross aggregate of 29,384 Test runs among them.The celebrated trio apart, India could also bank on Gautam Gambhir, who has arguably been India’s best batting find in recent times, Yuvraj Singh and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to put the runs on the board. Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Balaji too can be handy with the willow.
India are expected to go in with 3 bowler and 1 spinner with Lakshmipathy Balaji being tipped to replace Munaf Patel for the third seamer's spot. The test will mark Balaji's return to international cricket after a gap of nearly four years.
The hosts have also added new personnel to their Test squad in James Franklin, Chris Martin, Brent Arnel, Tim McIntosh and Daniel Flynn. Martin Guptill, their ODI and Twenty20 batsman, preparing to make the transition to the five-day format. Left-armer Franklin is in as an all-rounder, covering for Jacob Oram, and the New Zealand camp said he is more likely to be used as a batsman than a bowler. Guptill is expected to debut and should the open the batting with Tim McIntosh while Ryder will occupy the No. 5 slot.New Zealand's last victory against opposition other than Zimbabwe, Bangladesh or a struggling West Indies was the 1-0 win at home against Sri Lanka in 2004-05.
India is second Number in the ICC Test ranking and New Zealand is seven number in the ICC Test Ranking. If India wins the test series with no loss of any test matches to kiwi, they will come upper in the Test Ranking.
India Test Team Squad :
Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni(w/c), Harbhajan Singh, Laxmipathy Balaji, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Amit Mishra, Munaf Patel, Murali Vijay
New Zealand Test Team Squad :
Jesse Ryder, Daniel Flynn, Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum(w), Daniel Vettori(c), James Franklin, Kyle Mills, Tim McIntosh, Chris Martin, Iain O'Brien, Brent Arnel, Jeetan Patel
India vs New Zealand Test Schedule