Match Preview India vs New Zealand 1st Test


February 18, 2020 / By: MPLAY11 Team

Match Preview India vs New Zealand 1st Test:

From beginning itself India performed well in T20Is and whitewash the home side. After that India played 3 ODIs and loss the series with 3-0. Blackcaps delivered a good quality of cricket in the ODIs after the loss of T20Is. In ODIs We missed Rohit and Dhawan so that our top order didn't played enough runs on the board but KL Rahul and Iyer gave little hope for the middle order.

Currently in New zealand is summer mostly pitch would be dry it will help for pacers and good for batting. We have Bumrah and other fast bowlers and also having enough strength in spin. Pitch will get slower after 3 days of the match, might we play full five days of the match. In the other hand kiwi definitely will give tough to us, they have good attacking bowlers and also Williamson is in good form.

We are going to play two test matches against the homeside. We are looking for good comeback after the ODI series lost. Finally Ishant Sharma cleared fitness test and he will fly to the New zealand. Rishab pant shown his style in the practice match so waiting who will play as Wicket keeper role.

Weather Conditions:

The weather is expected partially cloudly. The temperature will be around 17-21 degrees Celsius.

India Squad:

Virat Kohli (C)
Mayank Agarwal
Prithvi Shaw
Shubman Gill
Cheteshwar Pujara
Ajinkya Rahane
Hanuma Vihari
Wriddhiman Saha
Rishabh Pant
Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravindra Jadeja
Jasprit Bumrah
Umesh Yadav
Mohammed Shami
Navdeep Saini
Ishant Sharma


New Zealand Squad

Kane Williamson (C)
Henry Nicholls
Ross Taylor
Colin de Grandhomme
Daryl Mitchell
Tom Blundell
Tom Latham
BJ Watling
Trent Boult
Kyle Jamieson
Ajaz Patel
Tim Southee
Neil Wagner