India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 1 Live Score: India captain Ajinkya Rahane has won the toss and elected to bat vs New Zealand on Thursday in thefirstTest of the two-match series at the Green Park in Kanpur.
India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 1: India captain Ajinkya Rahane has won the toss and elected to bat vs New Zealand on Thursday in the first Test of the two-match series at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. Both the teams have included three specialist spinners each in their playing XIs. Shreyas Iyer is making his Test debut for India in the first game and is likely to bat in the middle-order in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli. This is also first Test for Team India under new coach Rahul Dravid where many big names like regular captain Virat Kohli, opening batsman Rohit Sharma, pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami and wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant are missing from the squad. Kohli will join and lead the team in the second Test in Mumbai while Ajinkya Rahane is captaining the side for the first Test. Rahane had last captained India in three Tests during the Australia tour where his young brigade defeated the Tim Paine-led side for the second consecutive time Down Under. The last time these two sides met in a Test match was back in June this year when the Blackcaps lifted the inaugural World