India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 1 Score: Rahane to lead IND in Kanpur

India will rest Virat Kohli, Mohammad Shami, Jaspreet Bumra and Rishabh Pant for the first Test.

India-New Zealand Test series starts today. The first match of the two-match series will be played at 9.30 am at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. Ajinkya Rahane will lead India.

India will rest Virat Kohli, Mohammad Shami, Jaspreet Bumra and Rishabh Pant for the first Test. Kohli will return in the second Test. But the injury of opener KL was a setback for India. In Rahul’s absence, Shreyas Iyer will join the team today. This is Shreyas’ Test debut.

On the other hand, Kane Williamson, who left the T20, will go down today. Kane will lead the team in both matches. The Kiwis, the number one team that beat India in the ICC World Test Championship final in July, will go down today.

India (likely XI): Mayank Agarwal, Shubhman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Siraj

New Zealand (likely XI): Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Henry Nichols, Tom Blundell (wicket-keeper), Kyle Jamison, Mitchell Santner, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner.

Also Read: No worries about form; Contributing to the team does not mean scoring 100 runs in every Test: Ajinkya Rahane

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