IND Playing 11: The Indian team will be hosting the New Zealand in the 1st fixture of the test series at Kanpur. The Indian team lost the WTC 2019-2021 Final against New Zealand and would look to do better in the home conditions. They are coming into this series after an impressive run in the England test series.
In their last fixture, the Indian team won by a huge margin of 157 runs against England. The key contributors in the batting department was Shardul Thakur Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli. While the fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah were impressive with the ball.
The Indian team have been playing well in the test format and will look to be proficient in this test series as well. Their momentum in the red ball in both the departments will be beneficial to get proper advantage ahead of the 1st test. But the team will miss the services of their key players like Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Shardul Thakur, while Virat Kohli will play the 2nd test match. The batter Suryakumar Yadav has been aaded to the 1st test squad.
Ajinkya Rahane will lead the team in the 1st test match. The batters caa be Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Wriddhiman Saha. While the bowlers can be Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, and Mohammed Siraj.
IND Playing 11 (likely)
India Squad: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav Wriddhiman Saha (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna
1. KL Rahul
The player for all formats will be crucial for the Indian team in this test series. He was terrific in the test series against England and is playing well in the T20I for the past 2 months.
2. Cheteshwar Pujara
The batsman has a fine experience in the test format and has the required skill and composure to help the team in crucial situations. In 90 matches, Pujara has amassed 6494 runs at an average of 45.41.
3. Ravindra Jadeja
One of the finest all rounders in international cricket can be beneficial for your team due to his contribution in both departments.
4. Ravichandran Ashwin
The best spinner in India has been terrific with his wicket taking abilities in test cricket. He is best suited for the pitches at India, and has scalped a total of 413 wickets.
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