NZ Playing 11: The New Zealand team will feature in the 1st test match of the bilateral series against India. This will be the first series of their new World test Championship Cycle of 2021-23. They won the previous season of the World Test Championship in the Final against India. All the bowlers, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson performed well. While Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, and Tom Latham contributed for a win with the bat. They would look to continue the same form in this cycle as well.
The New Zealand team will be under pressure after losses in the T20 World Cup Final and bilateral T20I series. But few of their players like Kane Williamson and Kyle Jamieson will be fresh after a good rest and can help the team to get an edge in crucial situations. The top order batsman Devon Conway injured himself in the T20 World Cup, and Daryl Mitchell has replaced him in the squad.
Glenn Phillips has been named in the test squad for the first time, and it will be a toss between him and Rachin Ravindra. Henry Nicholls and Tom Blundell, and Will Young. While the regular bowlers like Jamieson, Boult, Southee is expected to play, with Patel as the spin option.
NZ Playing 11 (likely)
New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Will Somerville, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Will Young, Neil Wagner
1. Ross Taylor
The experienced campaigner is coming after a long break, and helped the team to win the WTC Final in his last fixture. In 108 appearances in test matches, Ross has amassed 7564 runs.
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2. Kane Williamson
The most reliable batsman of the New Zealand team will be a captain pick for your team. He is coming into this game after scoring 85 runs in the T20 World Cup Final and will be positive about his abilities. In 85 Test matches, he has scored 7230 runs.
3. Trent Boult
The consistent wicket taker has been quite impressive with his line lengths across all formats and would look to continue his good form in this fixture as well.
4. Kyle Jamieson
The right arm fast bowler took the rest from the T20I series to focus on the test format. He was one of the best bowlers for the team in the World Test Championship and can surely be your differential pick.
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