Being a top contender for the World Test Championship Final, Team India marches to the place where they need to prove themselves why they are No.1 Test Team in the World. On the other hand, more than 4 years NZ dominated as a Home side and makes the Opponent no clue to Survive. Here is the most Entertaining and Challenging Series for Both the Teams as New Zealand takes on India in the first test on Friday here in Wellington.
After a ZigZag tour for India in New Zealand, they are in the position to make the things right for the World test Championship. Kohli and his team are in good form since the Australia tour as they regain the Border-Gavaskar and wins first-ever test tour in Australia. There Campaign Continues in the West Indies tour as they defeated the home team by 2-0. Team India always proves themselves as they are the top team in their own den by defeating South Africa by 3-0 and Bangladesh by 2-0. So New Zealand tour will be a testing tool for the Indian team ahead of future away tour.
As of New Zealand team, they are coming back to Red-ball cricket after a clean sweep to Australia by 3-0. They confidence level will be quite low but playing in the home gives them a good energetic mood to them.
The Pitch looks pretty much greenish which is similar to that of the Outfield. The grass in the pitch may be trimmed out on the early of the Matchday. The rain forecast has been called in Wellington for first 2 days so team winning the toss will collectively go for bowling as both the team as good pace attack. As the game progress, the pitch might go proactive for Spinners
After the Forearm injury in the Australian Series, Trent boult back into the side which boosts the New Zealand attack. They may go for three line fast bowlers namely Boult, Wagner and Tim Southee. Ajaz Patel will be a lonely spinner and Colin de Grandhomme for Some Part-time pace attack. On top Order, they will go for their quality top order including BJ Watling as a Wicketkeeper.
Virat Kohli has a major confusion that who gonna partner with Mayank Agarwal for the opening slot. Prithivi Shaw who had a needy run against New Zealand A and Shubman Gill had a good series against New Zealand A as he scores a double century. Kohli goes for Three-man pace attack along with Jadeja. Ishant Sharma back into the side which causes Umesh Yadav Spot in the team. Ashwin will be in the bench as Jadeja Edges the spot with his attacking batting style. Saha will be a wicket Keeper option which makes Pant sit again in the bench.