IND vs NZ: Rahul Dravid speaks with Shreyas Iyer forward of the primary Take a look at event.© AFP
With their first Take a look at event of the two-match collection set to start on Thursday, India shall be depending so much on their house report towards New Zealand. All sides have confronted every different in 60 suits, with India popping out on best with 21 wins and New Zealand have bagged 13 victories. All sides have drawn 26 instances with none drawn fixtures. It’s price noting that on Indian soil, India ruled over New Zealand with 16 wins and two losses out of 34 Take a look at suits. The Blackcaps have a greater contemporary report, profitable their ultimate 3 Take a look at suits towards India.
The ultimate time all sides met was once within the International Take a look at Championship (WTC) Ultimate, with the Blackcaps profitable by means of 8 wickets towards Virat Kohli’s outfit.
Relating to their contemporary shape in Take a look at cricket, India have received two times, misplaced two times and drawn as soon as. In the meantime, New Zealand have registered 4 victories and a draw.
All over the primary Take a look at event, all eyes shall be on pacer Umesh Yadav, who shall be aiming to guide the tempo assault with Ishant Sharma. The likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami were rested by means of the control.
With a greater report at house, Umesh has performed 28 out of his 49 Take a look at appearances in India with 96 wickets. He’s additionally some of the 15 pacers with 10-wickets in a Take a look at event in India.
Rather than Bumrah and Shami, the hosts can be with out Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. The onus of scoring runs will lie with Ajinkya Rahane, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and Mayank Agarwal.
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