Ind vs NZ, 1st Test: Hosts win toss, opt to bat; Shreyas Iyer makes debut

Ind vs NZ, 1st Test: Hosts win toss, opt to bat; Shreyas Iyer makes debut

India won the draw and chose to bat New Zealand in the first test of the two-game series here at Green Park Stadium on Thursday.

In the first round, Ajinkya Rahane will lead the team in the absence of the usual skipper Virat Kohli and with Rahul now absent, it will be Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara who challenge each other in the middle order .

Speaking of the toss, Rahane said, “Trying to hit first. The pitch looks really good. It usually slows down later here. Shreyas makes his debut. We’re all excited to play with the new staff. coaches. New Zealand is a great team. 3 spinners, 2 seamps. ”

For India, Shreyas made his test debut. India Player XI: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (w), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav

Also New Zealand Player XI: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Blundell, Kyle Jamieson,Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Will Somerville, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Will Young, Kyle Jamieson, Rachin Ravindra.

 

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