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India Vs New Zealand 1st Test; Head To Head Record, Player Replacements and Final Squad | First Test match between India and New Zealand in Kanpur from tomorrow, Team India will land with three spinners

By Puneet Chaudhary - November 24, 2021

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Team India, which took an overdose of T20 in the form of first IPL, then World Cup and then 3-match series, will now play the first match of the two-Test series against New Zealand from Thursday. With a dominating history on the home ground, India are being considered as the favorites to win, but in the absence of half a dozen veteran players, the match can also be exciting. New Zealand is currently the No. 1 team in the world in the ICC Test Rankings. At the same time, Team India is at number two.

6 important players including Virat, Rohit on rest
Virat Kohli has taken rest from this match. Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have been rested for the entire series. At the same time, KL Rahul was ruled out of the series due to injury two days before the match. In such a situation, Ajinkya Rahane, who is battling for form, has once again got a chance to show his captaincy. Under Rahane’s captaincy, India has played 5 Test matches so far and the team has won 4 of them. One match ended in a draw.

Rahane will have to show a strong game with the bat too
Rahane’s performance as captain may have been commendable, but he is facing criticism for his recent performance as a batsman. He has scored just two half-centuries in 11 Test matches in 2021. During this he has scored 372 runs at an average of 40.87.

New Zealand strong on Williamson’s return
On the other hand, the return of captain Kane Williamson is sure to strengthen the New Zealand team. Williamson had taken rest from the three-match T20I series. Williamson has played 3 Test matches this year and scored 353 runs at an average of 88.25. These include 1 century and 1 half-century. However, New Zealand has suffered a setback due to the absence of Devon Conway, who proved to be New Zealand’s best batsman this year. Conway has scored 379 runs in 3 test matches in 2021. These include 1 century and 2 half-centuries. The average has been 63.16.

Team India will come with three spinners
Captain Rahane has already told before the match that batsman Shreyas Iyer will debut in Test cricket from this match and the Indian team will go with three spinners. Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel can be the three spinners. All three of these players are capable of contributing with the bat as well. On the other hand, New Zealand’s team can go with two spinners and three fast bowlers.

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